Observatorio Nacional (ON)
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A survey of symbiotic stars in the SMC
Nationa Observatory, Rio de Janbeiro, Brasil
Goncalves R. D.
2. The search for the binary companions of SN progenitors in SNRs
Symbiotic systems (SySt) are interacting binary systems with a cool giant star and a hot star, generally a white dwarf. These systems are considered as potential candidates for type Ia supernova (SN Ia) progenitors. For verifying this hypothesis the total number of these systems has to be compared with the SN Ia rate in a galaxy to probe the connection between SySt and SNe Ia.