A Chandra observation of the millisecond X-ray pulsar IGR J17511-3057

Дата и время публикации : 2012-06-11T14:16:21Z

Авторы публикации и институты :
A. Paizis
M. A. Nowak
J. Rodriguez
J. Wilms
S. Chaty
M. Del Santo
P. Ubertini

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Коментарии к cтатье: 6 pages, 4 figures, accepted for publication in ApJ (2012-06-08)
Первичная категория: astro-ph.HE

Все категории : astro-ph.HE

Краткий обзор статьи: IGR J17511-3057 is a low mass X-ray binary hosting a neutron star and is one of the few accreting millisecond X-ray pulsars with X-ray bursts. We report on a 20ksec Chandra grating observation of IGR J17511-3057, performed on 2009 September 22. We determine the most accurate X-ray position of IGR J17511-3057, alpha(J2000) = 17h 51m 08.66s, delta(J2000) = -30deg 57′ 41.0" (90% uncertainty of 0.6"). During the observation, a ~54sec long type-I X-ray burst is detected. The persistent (non-burst) emission has an absorbed 0.5-8keV luminosity of 1.7 x 10^36 erg/sec (at 6.9kpc) and can be well described by a thermal Comptonization model of soft, ~0.6keV, seed photons up-scattered by a hot corona. The type-I X-ray burst spectrum, with average luminosity over the 54sec duration L(0.5-8keV)=1.6 x 10^37 erg/sec, can be well described by a blackbody with kT_(bb)~1.6keV and R_(bb)~5km. While an evolution in temperature of the blackbody can be appreciated throughout the burst (average peak kT_(bb)=2.5(+0.8/-0.4)keV to tail kT_(bb)=1.3(+0.2/-0.1)keV), the relative emitting surface shows no evolution. The overall persistent and type-I burst properties observed during the Chandra observation are consistent with what was previously reported during the 2009 outburst of IGR J17511-3057.

Category: Physics