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The Characteristics of the Cool Component of the Cataclysmic Variable AE Aquarii From HIPPARCOS Observations

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Michael Friedjung
Institut d'Astrophysique (CNRS), 98 bis Boulevard Arago, 75014 Paris, France

Abstract
The parallax of the cataclysmic binary AE Aquarii, found using the HIPPARCOS satellite, is combined with published infrared observations. Indications are obtained that the cool component is somewhat above the main sequence. However, this result is not absolute because of the errors and uncertainties.

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