RS Oph in outburst

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David Boyd

Here is a spectrum of RS Oph in outburst taken tonight, 9th August, with a LISA. Very sharply peaked H-alpha line with FWZI of about 7000 km/s. Other Balmer lines similarly broad, all with P Cygni absorption dips. I don’t remember seeing a spectrum quite like this before!