2008A&A...485..807E


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2008A&A...485..807E - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 485, 807-811 (2008/7-3)

XMM-Newton observations of the Small Magellanic Cloud: RXJ0105.9-7203, a 726 s Be/X-ray binary pulsar.

EGER P. and HABERL F.

Abstract (from CDS):

To investigate the Be/X-ray binary candidate RXJ0105.9-7203 in the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC), we analysed twenty-two archival XMM-Newton observations around the calibration target 1E0102.2-7218. We performed spectral and temporal analyses on the EPIC data of fifteen observations. We disregarded the data of one observation due to high background. The data of the remaining six observations were used to derive upper limits for the flux, because the source intensity was below the detection limit. We detected X-ray pulsations from RXJ0105.9-7203 with long periods ranging from 723±2s to 731±1s in almost all observations where the source luminosity was above 8.0x1034erg/s. The pulse profiles show more complex features in earlier observations whereas only a broad main pulse is seen at later times. The X-ray spectrum is well modelled by a power-law with photon index 0.71±0.13 and a moderate absorption with NH=(4.6±3.0)x1021cm–2. However, during one observation the source was extremely high absorbed: NH=(2.6±1.7)x1023cm–2. The longterm X-ray lightcurve (covering 7.5 years) shows variations by at least a factor of 2. A long period of relative brightness (∼1300 days) until Nov. 2003 was followed by an interval when RXJ0105.9-7203 was very faint or not detected at all. Timing analysis of OGLE data of the optical counterpart revealed peaks in the FFT power-spectrum at 2.35 and 3.2 days.

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Journal keyword(s): galaxies: Magellanic Clouds - galaxies: stellar content - stars: emission-line, Be - stars: neutron - X-rays: binaries

Simbad objects: 7

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Number of rows : 7

N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
RA
ICRS (J2000)
DEC
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2020
#notes
1 NAME SMC G 00 52 38.0 -72 48 01   2.79 2.2     ~ 9478 1
2 RX J0101.6-7204 HXB 01 01 29.80 -72 04 02.0   16.4 17.7     Be 16 0
3 [MA93] 1393 HXB 01 03 37.5346803264 -72 01 33.205470837   14.54 14.65     B0III-V 57 0
4 SNR B0102-72.3 SNR 01 04 01.2 -72 01 52           ~ 344 1
5 [MA93] 1557 HXB 01 05 55.4 -72 03 49 14.63 15.61 15.63 15.54   ~ 23 0
6 2E 273 XB* 01 06 19.49 -72 05 27.8     16.70     ~ 57 0
7 NAME Magellanic Clouds GrG 03 00 -71.0           ~ 5698 1

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