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2019MNRAS.485.4045G - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 485, 4045-4051 (2019/May-3)

Anomalous outbursts of H 1743-322.


Abstract (from CDS):

Using soft (1.5-3 keV) and hard (3-12 keV) photon counts of All Sky Monitor (ASM) in Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) satellite, we have proposed recently that there is a significant time lag between the infall time-scales of two components in the Two-Component Advective Flow paradigm, where a standard slow moving Keplerian disc is surrounded by a fast moving halo. The time lag is clearly due to the difference in viscosity in the flow components and the size of the Keplerian disc may be considered to be proportional to this arrival time lag. In this paper, using RXTE/ASM (1.5-12 keV) data, we examine eight successive outbursts of the low-mass X-ray binary H 1743-322 since 2003 from a new perspective. The day-to-day temporal evolution of a dynamic photon index, Θ, as well as its cross-correlation with the soft and hard energy fluxes show that the aforesaid time lag was the longest during the brightest outburst of 2003 - thereby indicating its largest Keplerian disc. The disc size diminished thereafter during subsequent weaker outbursts. Moreover, Θ decides spectral transitions of any outburst. We show from the behaviour of Θ alone that the outburst of October 2008 was anomalous while the outburst of 2003 was twin (anomalous + normal). In fact, each normal outburst was either preceded or followed by an otherwise premature outburst showing different degrees of anomaly. This makes H 1743-322 an enigmatic source and a subject of further study.

Abstract Copyright: © 2019 The Author(s) Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society

Journal keyword(s): accretion, accretion discs - black hole physics - methods: data analysis - X-rays: binaries

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