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A search for periodicity in the X-ray spectrum of black hole candidate A0620-00

A search for periodicity in the X-ray spectrum of black hole candidate A0620-00

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Published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Technical Information Service, distributor in [Washington, DC, Springfield, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Cycles.,
  • Black holes (Astronomy)

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Kenneth Plaks.
    SeriesNASA-CR -- 186715., NASA contractor report -- NASA CR-186715.
    ContributionsUnited States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination1 v.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15368241M

      Every 9 hours, the black hole at the center of galaxy GSN , about million light years away, sends a bright stream of X-rays toward Earth. It's an active black hole. journal article: very large telescope/x-shooter spectroscopy of the candidate black hole x-ray binary maxi j in outburst.

    the black hole candidate Cygnus X-1” [2] it was also observed that “the spectral lines of HDE oscillate with a period of days ” [2]. Another example of the discovery of a black hole using x-ray and radio wave emission is a supermassive black hole in the quasar 3C   x-ray spectra from magnetohydrodynamic simulations of accreting black holes. The Astrophysical Journal, ; (2): DOI: /X//2/ Cite This Page.

    Modern X-ray Astronomy. X-ray astronomy has come a long way since the days of Giacconi's first rocket experiments. We now know of about , X-ray cosmic sources, including many more black hole binaries like Cyg X In the past few years the two most powerful X-ray telescopes to date have been launched. NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. We performed spectral analysis on the X-ray outburst of the soft X-ray transient black hole candidate (BHC) 4U , in order to learn about physical processes (such as changes in inner disk radius of the accretion disk) that manifest themselves as changes of state.


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A Search for Periodicity in the X-Ray Spectrum of Black Hole Candidate A [Kenneth Plaks] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A Search for Periodicity in the X-Ray Spectrum of Black Hole Candidate AAuthor: Kenneth Plaks. A search for periodicity in the X-ray spectrum of black hole candidate A (SuDoc NAS ) [Plaks, Kenneth] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

A search for periodicity in the X-ray spectrum of black hole candidate A (SuDoc NAS )Author: Kenneth Plaks. Get this from a library. A search for periodicity in the X-ray spectrum of black hole candidate A [Kenneth Plaks; United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.]. The archived data from the SAS-3 observations of the X-ray nova A, the best of the stellar blackhole candidates, were exhaustively examined for evidence of variable phenomena correlated with the orbital motion of the binary system of which it is a member.

The original analysis of these data was completed before discovery of the binary companion and determination of the orbital period of Author: George W.

Clark, Kenneth Plaks. Using archival data from the MIT X-Ray Observatory on board the SAS-3 satellite, we have produced refined X-ray light curves of the X-ray nova A during its initial outburst and subsequent decay.

We use data from similar observations of the Crab Nebula to generate elevation dependent response functions for the SAS-3 detectors and to develop objective criteria for perfecting Author: Kenneth Plaks. A search for periodicity in the x ray spectrum of black hole candidate A The archived data from the SAS-3 observations of the X-ray nova A, the best of the stellar blackhole candidates, were exhaustively examined for evidence of variable phenomena correlated with the orbital motion of the binary system of which it is a.

ABSTRACT. We model the non-thermal emission spectrum of the extremely sub-Eddington X-ray binary system A It is believed that this non-thermal emission. X-ray novae are the best objects to study their compact stars. Some of the X-ray novae have been confirmed that they were containing a black hole based on dynamical mass estimations.

Besides the dynamical mass estimation, some X-ray novae showed possible black hole natures. The prototypical soft X-ray transient A − 00 (hereafter A) was discovered in its outburst, when it reached nearly 50 Crab and became the brightest X-ray nova ever observed (Elvis et al.

In quiescence, the X-ray luminosity is 3 × 10. The large value of the mass function, f(M) = +/- solar masses, provides dynamical evidence that the primary is a black hole, as suggested by x-ray observers.

Furthermore, the quiescent optical spectrum is strikingly similar to the spectrum of the black hole candidate A The X-ray spectrum and light curve during the decay phase shows that it belongs to a class of ultrasoft sources which include black hole candidates like A Cen X-4 is compared to the black-hole X-ray nova A - It is suggested that some differences may be due to the presence of a disk/star boundary layer in Cen X-4 and its absence in A - Correlated x‐ray spectral and timing behavior of the black hole candidate XTE J− A new interpretation of black hole states.

Astrophys. (suppl.). This heating, combined with jets that can be formed by the black hole, cause the X-ray emission. Eventually the companion star comes to the end of its life, leaving a neutron star/black hole - white dwarf/neutron star/black hole binary, depending on the initial masses of the stars.

Cygnus X-1 is this type of X-ray Binary. We call this source MVLA1. Unlike the case for the M22 sources, MVLA1 has clear X-ray and optical counterparts, and so is the most compelling candidate black hole X-ray binary in a Milky Way GC.

In Section 2, we describe our VLA observations. ) and subsequently reached a peak X-ray in-tensity of Crab. Based on subsequent obser-vations, J was established as a strong black hole candidate based on its X-ray spectrum and variability in the X-ray light curve (Markwardt, Swank, & Smith ; Revnivtsev & Sunyaev ; Wijnands, Miller, & Lewin ).

The ra. A Search for Periodicity in the X-Ray Spectrum of Black Hole Candidate A by Kenneth Plaks Submitted to the Department of Physics on June 1, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Physics ABSTRACT Using archival data from the M1T X-Ray Observatory on board the SAS.

Evidencefor the Black Hole Event Horizon1 Ramesh Narayan DepartmentofAstronomy,HarvardUniversity,Harvard-SmithsonianCenterfor Astrophysics,60GardenStreet,Cambridge,MA,U.S.A. ABSTRACT Astronomers have discovered many candidate black holes in X-ray binaries and in the nuclei of galaxies.

The candidate objects. There are now about 20 X-ray binaries (as of early ) with known black holes (from measurements of the black hole mass). The first of these, an X-ray transient called A, was discovered inand the mass of the compact object was determined in the mid's to be greater than solar masses.

CalRis9 February (UTC): I suggest removing the "candidate black hole"-status of A and label the dark object as a confirmed black hole.

Reason: J. Casares and P.G. Jonker collect in their Paper Mass Measurements of Stellar and Intermediate-Mass Black-Holes mass measurements for various black hole x-ray transients, among.

The first strong candidate for a black hole, Cygnus X-1, was discovered in this way by Charles Thomas Bolton, Louise Webster and Paul Murdin in Some doubt, however, remained due to the uncertainties that result from the companion star being much heavier than the candidate black hole. Currently, better candidates for black holes are found.A supermassive black hole (SMBH or sometimes SBH) is the largest type of black hole, containing a mass of the order of hundreds of thousands to billions of times the mass of the Sun (M ☉).Black holes are a class of astronomical object that have undergone gravitational collapse, leaving behind spheroidal regions of space from which nothing can escape, not even light.The first massive black-hole candidate to be identified was the X-ray binary Cygnus X-1, comprising a 20 solar mass B0 supergiant accompanied by an invisible companion with a mass about 10 times that of the Sun.

This massive nonluminous object is probably a black hole emitting X-rays .