We present multi-wavelength observations of the unusual nova V1535 Sco throughout its outburst in 2015. Early radio observations were consistent with synchrotron emission, and early X-ray observations revealed the presence of high-energy (>1 keV) photons. These indicated that strong shocks were present during the first ~2 weeks of the nova’s evolution. The radio spectral energy distribution was consistent with thermal emission from week 2 to week 6. Starting in week 7, the radio emission again showed evidence of synchrotron emission and there was an increase in X-ray emission, indicating a second shock event. The optical spectra show evidence for at least two separate outflows, with the faster outflow possibly having a bipolar morphology. The optical and near infrared light curves and the X-ray hydrogen column density measurements indicated that the companion star is likely not a red giant, but possibly in between the red giant and subgiant evolutionary stage.
J. Linford, L. Chomiuk, T. Nelson, et. al.
Fri, 10 Mar 17
Comments: 18 pages, 12 figures, submitted to ApJ