Intermediate Polar
A magnetic cataclysmic binary / variable of the DQ Her type
Intermediate Polar
This picture shows a magnetic cataclysmic variable called an intermediate polar. The white dwarf and its magnetic field are spinning around very quickly where the centre of the accretion disc would be, removing its central regions. In its place is a 'curtain' of gas, accreting from the inner edge of the disc and flowing onto the magnetic poles of the white dwarf.

Title: Intermediate Polar

Category: Latest, Stars & Nebulae

Medium: Photoshop

Date: 2019

Client: Personal


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