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Preprint 03/11

White Dwarf Model Atmospheres: Synthetic Spectra for Super Soft Sources

Thomas Rauch

Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Kepler Center for Astro and Particle Physics, Eberhard Karls University, Sand 1, 72076 Tübingen, Germany

To be published in: Proceedings of IAUS 281: Binary Paths to the Explosions of Type Ia Supernovae

Abstract. The Tübingen NLTE Model-Atmosphere Package (TMAP) calculates fully metal-line blanketed white dwarf model atmospheres and spectral energy distributions (SEDs) at a high level of sophistication. Such SEDs are easily accessible via the German Astrophysical Virtual Observatory (GAVO) service TheoSSA. We discuss applications of TMAP models to (pre) white dwarfs during the hottest stages of their stellar evolution, e.g. in the parameter range of novae and super soft sources.
Key words: astronomical data bases: miscellaneous, stars: abundances, stars: AGB and post-AGB, stars: atmospheres, stars: binaries (including multiple): close, stars: early-type, stars: individual (V 4743 Sgr, V 1974 Cyg), stars: novae, cataclysmic variables, stars: winds, outflows, X-rays: bursts

Preprint (183 kb PDF file including figures)

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