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2013AJ....146..109D - Astron. J., 146, 109 (2013/November-0)

Three new galactic center X-ray sources identified with near-infrared spectroscopy.

DEWITT C., BANDYOPADHYAY R.M., EIKENBERRY S.S., SELLGREN K., BLUM R., OLSEN K., BAUER F.E. and SARAJEDINI A.

Abstract (from CDS):

We have conducted a near-infrared spectroscopic survey of 47 candidate counterparts to X-ray sources discovered by the Chandra X-Ray Observatory near the Galactic center (GC). Though a significant number of these astrometric matches are likely to be spurious, we sought out spectral characteristics of active stars and interacting binaries, such as hot, massive spectral types or emission lines, in order to corroborate the X-ray activity and certify the authenticity of the match. We present three new spectroscopic identifications, including a Be high-mass X-ray binary (HMXB) or a γ Cassiopeiae (Cas) system, a symbiotic X-ray binary, and an O-type star of unknown luminosity class. The Be HMXB/γ Cas system and the symbiotic X-ray binary are the first of their classes to be spectroscopically identified in the GC region.

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Journal keyword(s): Galaxy: center - infrared: stars - X-rays: stars

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