2006A&A...457..249F


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2006A&A...457..249F - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 457, 249-255 (2006/10-1)

On the distance of GRO J1655-40.

FOELLMI C., DEPAGNE E., DALL T.H. and MIRABEL I.F.

Abstract (from CDS):

We challenge the accepted distance of 3.2kpc of GRO J1655-40. We present VLT-UVES spectroscopic observations to estimate the absorption toward the source, and determine a maximum distance of GRO J1655-40. We show that the accepted value of 3.2kpc is taken for granted by many authors. We retrieved in the ESO archive UVES spectra taken in April 2004 when GRO J1655-40 was in quiescence to determine the spectral type of the secondary star. For the first time we build a flux-calibrated mean (UVES) spectrum of GRO J1655-40 and compare its observed flux to that of five nearby stars of similar spectral types. We strengthen our results with the traditional pair method, using published photometric data of the comparison stars. We show that the distance of 3.2kpc is questionable. We determine a spectral type F6IV for the secondary star. We demonstrate in details that the distance of GRO J1655-40 must be smaller than 1.7kpc. The runaway black hole GRO J1655-40 could be associated with the open cluster NGC 6242 which is located at 1.0±0.1kpc from the Sun. At D≤1.7kpc the jets are not a superluminal, and GRO J1655-40 becomes one of the closest known black holes to the Sun.

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Journal keyword(s): stars: binaries: eclipsing - stars: distances - dust, extinction - ISM: supernova remnants - stars: individual: GRO J1655-40

Simbad objects: 10

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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 - 2019
#notes
1 HD 16673 SB* 02 40 12.4221262303 -09 27 10.336039665   6.294 5.790     F8VFe-0.4 214 0
2 * nu.02 Col PM* 05 37 44.6178738115 -28 41 22.884081466   5.77 5.31     F5V 89 0
3 HD 65925 ** 07 59 28.3656952 -39 17 49.007727   5.605 5.224     F3V 52 0
4 CD-32 5613 WD* 08 41 32.4293043356 -32 56 32.916852010   12.07 11.85 12.3   DA5.5 257 0
5 SN 1989B SN* 11 20 13.93 +13 00 18.9   12.25       SNIa 336 1
6 M 66 GiP 11 20 15.026 +12 59 28.64 9.85 9.65 8.92     ~ 1120 4
7 V* V1033 Sco HXB 16 54 00.137 -39 50 44.90   15.20 14.2 16.14   F5IV 1666 1
8 NGC 6242 OpC 16 55.6 -39 28   7.09 6.4     ~ 65 0
9 HD 156098 PM* 17 17 03.6455012243 -32 39 46.224493384   6.021 5.526     F6V 94 0
10 HD 210848 PM* 22 13 44.4332859525 -25 10 51.250584451   6.073 5.584     F7II 39 0

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