galactic nova

galactic nova

[gə′lak·tik ′nō·və]
(astronomy)
One of the novae that are concentrated largely in a band 10° on each side of the plane of the galaxy and are most frequent toward the center of the galaxy.
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The 58 papers cover general descriptions, central systems, and evolutionary pathways; the galactic nova population; the extra-galactic nova population; nova ejecta; the spectroscopic evolution of a nova outburst; the optical observations of novae; infrared observations of novae; modeling nova outbursts; gamma-ray, X-ray, and radio observations of novae, symbiotic systems, novae and related objects, stella novae: future decades.