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2007ApJ...666...79L - Astrophys. J., 666, 79-85 (2007/September-1)

A radio nebula surrounding the ultraluminous X-ray source in NGC 5408.


Abstract (from CDS):

New radio observations of the counterpart of the ultraluminous X-ray source in NGC 5408 show for the first time that the radio emission is resolved with an angular size of 1.5"-2.0". This corresponds to a physical size of 35-46 pc, and rules out interpretation of the radio emission as beamed emission from a relativistic jet. In addition, the radio spectral index of the counterpart is well determined from three frequencies and found to be α=-0.8±0.2. The radio emission is likely to be optically thin synchrotron emission from a nebula surrounding the X-ray source. The radio luminosity of the counterpart is 3.8x1034 erg/s and the minimum energy required to power the nebula is ∼1x1049 erg. These values are 2 orders of magnitude larger than in any Galactic nebula powered by an accreting compact object.

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Journal keyword(s): Black Hole Physics - Galaxies: Individual: NGC Number: NGC 5408 - Galaxies: Stellar Content - X-Rays: Galaxies

CDS comments: Calibrators J1353-441, J1349-439 and J1934-638 not identified

Simbad objects: 9

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