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2001MNRAS.328..139B - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 328, 139-146 (2001/November-3)

The optical long `period' of LMC X-3.

BROCKSOPP C., GROOT P.J. and WILMS J.

Abstract (from CDS):

We have studied the long-term variability of LMC X-3 in optical light curves spanning 6yr, in order to search for optical signatures which could confirm or refute the suggestion that the `modulation' is the result of accretion-rate variability rather than accretion-disc precession. We find that there is no stable period in the optical light curves, that the optical and X-ray light curves are correlated, with an X-ray lag, and that there is no modulation in the optical colours. We argue that these effects agree with the variable mass-accretion rate model proposed by Wilms et al.

Abstract Copyright: The Royal Astronomical Society

Journal keyword(s): accretion, accretion discs - binaries: general - stars: individual: LMC X-3

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