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2017MNRAS.472.4374Z - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 472, 4374-4381 (2017/December-3)

X-rays from the colliding wind binary WR 146.


Abstract (from CDS):

The X-ray emission from the massive Wolf-Rayet binary (WR 146 ) is analysed in the framework of the colliding stellar wind (CSW) picture. The theoretical CSW model spectra match well the shape of the observed X-ray spectrum of WR 146, but they overestimate considerably the observed X-ray flux (emission measure). This is valid in the case of both complete temperature equalization and partial electron heating at the shock fronts (different electron and ion temperatures), but there are indications for a better correspondence between model predictions and observations for the latter. To reconcile the model predictions and observations, the mass-loss rate of WR 146 must be reduced by a factor of 8-10 compared to the currently accepted value for this object (the latter already takes clumping into account). No excess X-ray absorption is derived from the CSW modelling.

Abstract Copyright: © 2017 The Author Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society

Journal keyword(s): shock waves - stars: individual: WR 146 - stars: Wolf-Rayet - X-rays: stars - X-rays: stars

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