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2006A&A...453..965C - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 453, 965-968 (2006/7-3)

Simultaneous VLBI/GMRT/RXTE observation of SS433.


Abstract (from CDS):

Our aim in this paper is to discover the spectral characteristics of the enigmatic compact object SS433 during a very rare occasion when the blue jet was pointing towards us (the precessional phase ψ=0) and when the orbital phase φ of its companion was nearly zero (inferior conjunction) and compare this with the result obtained when φ∼0.5 (superior conjunction). We employed the Giant Meter Radio Telescope (GMRT) for the photometric observation at 1280MHz, European VLBI Network (EVN) for photometry and imaging at 4990MHz, and the Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) for photometry and spectrum at 3-25keV. At this opportune moment, the companion totally blocked the disk and the base of the jet, the X-ray intensity was reduced by 20% with respect to the previous day, and the intensity went up by about 65% on the next day. The X-ray intensity is about one-third compared to RXTE results obtained during the superior conjunction on 13 March 2004. By taking the difference in the spectra, we obtained the spectrum of the system core including the contribution from any accretion shock that may have occurred during interaction between the accreting stream and the disk. The EVN observation clearly showed the separation of a radio blob, so using an adiabatic expansion model we estimate when the blob might have been separated. We see a clear dependence of X-ray intensity emitted from the base of the jet on the photon energy. We find that the core is much brighter in hard X-rays. The conjunction seems to have had no effect on the radio data.

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Journal keyword(s): accretion, accretion disks - stars: binaries: eclipsing - stars: winds, outflows - radio continuum: stars - X-rays: stars - methods: observational

Simbad objects: 3

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Number of rows : 3

N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
ICRS (J2000)
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2020
1 3C 48 QSO 01 37 41.2995845985 +33 09 35.079126038   16.62 16.20     ~ 2431 2
2 3C 286 Sy1 13 31 08.2885060664 +30 30 32.960825108   17.51 17.25     ~ 3619 1
3 SS 433 HXB 19 11 49.5645897701 +04 58 57.824087535   16.3 13.0     A7Ib: 1898 3

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