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2006A&A...446L..17B - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 446, L17-20 (2006/2-2)

Two new candidate ultra-compact X-ray binaries.

BASSA C.G., JONKER P.G., IN'T ZAND J.J.M. and VERBUNT F.

Abstract (from CDS):

We present the identification of the optical counterparts to the low-mass X-ray binaries 1A 1246-588 and 4U 1812-12. We determine the X-ray position of 1A 1246-588 from ROSAT/PSPC observations and find within the error circle a blue star with V=19.45, B-V=0.22 and R-I=0.22 which we identify as the counterpart. Within the Chandra error circle of 4U 1812-12, a single star is present which appears blue with respect to the stars in the vicinity. It has R=22.15, R-I=1.53. Distance estimates for both systems indicate that the optical counterparts are intrinsically faint, suggesting that they are ultra-compact X-ray binaries. These identifications would increase the number of candidate ultra-compact X-ray binaries from 2 to 4, whereas orbital periods are measured for only 7 systems in the Galactic disk.

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Journal keyword(s): X-rays: binaries - X-rays: individual: 1A 1246-588, 4U 1812-12

Nomenclature: Fig.1, text: [BJI2006] Star A (Nos A, X), [BJI2006] Single Star N=1.

Simbad objects: 4

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