The bright symbiotic mira EF aquilae

Bruce Margon, J. Xavier Prochaska, Nicolas Tejos, Tala Wanda Monroe

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An incidental spectrum of the poorly studied long-period variable EF Aquilae shows [O III] emission indicative of a symbiotic star. Strong GALEX detections in the UV reinforce this classification, providing overt evidence for the presence of the hot subluminous companion. Recent compilations of the photometric behavior strongly suggest that the cool component is a Mira variable. Thus EF Aql appears to be a member of the rare symbiotic Mira subgroup.

Original languageEnglish
Article number024201
JournalPublications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Issue number960
StatePublished - Feb 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Binaries
  • Symbiotic


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