2015ApJ...806...65W


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2015ApJ...806...65W - Astrophys. J., 806, 65 (2015/June-2)

NuSTAR, XMM-Newton, and Suzaku observations of the ultraluminous X-ray source Holmberg II X-1.

WALTON D.J., MIDDLETON M.J., RANA V., MILLER J.M., HARRISON F.A., FABIAN A.C., BACHETTI M., BARRET D., BOGGS S.E., CHRISTENSEN F.E., CRAIG W.W., FUERST F., GREFENSTETTE B.W., HAILEY C.J., MADSEN K.K., STERN D. and ZHANG W.

Abstract (from CDS):

We present the first broadband 0.3-25.0 keV X-ray observations of the bright ultraluminous X-ray source (ULX) Holmberg II X-1, performed by NuSTAR, XMM-Newton, and Suzaku in 2013 September. The NuSTAR data provide the first observations of Holmberg II X-1 above 10 keV and reveal a very steep high-energy spectrum, similar to other ULXs observed by NuSTAR to date. These observations further demonstrate that ULXs exhibit spectral states that are not typically seen in Galactic black hole binaries. Comparison with other sources implies that Holmberg II X-1 accretes at a high fraction of its Eddington accretion rate and possibly exceeds it. The soft X-ray spectrum ( keV) appears to be dominated by two blackbody-like emission components, the hotter of which may be associated with an accretion disk. However, all simple disk models under-predict the NuSTAR data above Å10 keV and require an additional emission component at the highest energies probed, implying the NuSTAR data does not fall away with a Wien spectrum. We investigate physical origins for such an additional high-energy emission component and favor a scenario in which the excess arises from Compton scattering in a hot corona of electrons with some properties similar to the very high state seen in Galactic binaries. The observed broadband 0.3-25.0 keV luminosity inferred from these epochs is erg/s, typical for Holmberg II X-1, with the majority of this flux (Å90%) emitted below 10 keV.

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Journal keyword(s): black hole physics - X-rays: binaries - X-rays: individual: Holmberg II X-1

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Number of rows : 10

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 ESO 243-49 GiG 01 10 27.746 -46 04 27.41 16.54 14.92   13.48   ~ 153 0
2 RX J031820.3-662911 UX? 03 18 20.00 -66 29 10.9           ~ 171 1
3 [SST2011] J034555.61+680455.3 ULX 03 45 55.612 +68 04 55.29           ~ 141 1
4 UGC 4305 IG 08 19 04.9878269182 +70 43 13.025604473 12.06 11.72 11.39 11.11   ~ 700 2
5 [SST2011] J081929.00+704219.3 ULX 08 19 28.99 +70 42 19.4           ~ 158 2
6 RX J0957.9+6903 ULX 09 57 53.290 +69 03 48.20           ~ 200 4
7 [FK2005] 23 ULX 13 29 38.62 +58 25 05.6           ~ 109 2
8 SS 433 HXB 19 11 49.5645897701 +04 58 57.824087535   16.3 13.0     A7Ib: 1941 3
9 NGC 7793 GiG 23 57 49.7533807411 -32 35 27.708304655 10.26 9.74 9.28 9.06 9.7 ~ 937 2
10 NAME NGC 7793 P13 ULX 23 57 50.90 -32 37 26.6           ~ 120 0

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