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2015MNRAS.447.2706Z - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 447, 2706-2713 (2015/March-1)

X-rays from the episodic dust maker WR 137.


Abstract (from CDS):

We present an analysis of the XMM-Newton observation of the episodic dust maker WR 137. Global spectral fits show that its X-ray spectrum is well matched by a two-temperature optically-thin plasma emission (kT1 ∼ 0.4 keV and kT2 ∼ 2.2 keV). If we adopt the colliding stellar wind (CSW) picture for this wide WR+O binary, the theoretical CSW spectra match well the shape of the observed X-ray spectrum of WR 137 but they overestimate the observed flux (emission measure) by about two orders of magnitude. To reconcile the model predictions with observations, the mass-loss of WR 137 must be reduced considerably (by about an order of magnitude) with respect to its currently accepted value. In all the spectral fits, the derived X-ray absorption is consistent with the optical extinction to WR 137.

Abstract Copyright: © 2015 The Author Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society (2015)

Journal keyword(s): shock waves - stars: individual: WR 137 - stars: Wolf-Rayet - X-rays: stars

Simbad objects: 8

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