2009A&A...504..501T


Query : 2009A&A...504..501T

2009A&A...504..501T - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 504, 501-510 (2009/9-3)

Bursting behavior of the galactic center faint X-ray transient GRS 1741.9-2853.

TRAP G., FALANGA M., GOLDWURM A., BOZZO E., TERRIER R., FERRANDO P., PORQUET D., GROSSO N. and SAKANO M.

Abstract (from CDS):

The neutron star low-mass X-ray binary GRS1741.9-2853 is a known type-I burster at the Galactic center. It is transient, faint, and located in a very crowded region, only 10' from the supermassive black hole SgrA*. Therefore, its bursting behavior has been poorly studied so far. In particular, its persistent emission has rarely been detected between consecutive bursts, because of lack of sensitivity or confusion. This caused GRS1741.9-2853 to be one of the nine ``burst-only sources'' identified by BeppoSAX a few years ago. The physical properties of GRS1741.9-2853 bursts are of significant interest beacause we know little about the nuclear regimes of low accretion rate bursters. For the first time we analyze several bursts along with the persistent emission of the source, using INTEGRAL, XMM-Newton, and Swift observations. We investigate the source flux variability and bursting behavior during its 2005 and 2007 long outbursts. These events were monitored almost entirely by INTEGRAL, both in the soft (3-20keV) and hard (20-100keV) X-ray bands, and also partly by XMM-Newton and Swift (2-10 keV) in 2007. In its last activity periods, 2005 and 2007, the persistent luminosity of GRS1741.9-2853 varied between ∼1.7 and 10.5x1036erg/s, i.e., 0.9-5.3% of the Eddington luminosity. The shape of the spectrum as described by an absorbed power-law remained with a photon index Γ≃2 and a column density NH≃12x1022cm–2 throughout the outbursts. We discovered 11 type-I bursts with INTEGRAL, and inspected four additional bursts: two recorded by XMM-Newton and two by Swift. From the brightest burst, we derive an upper limit to the source distance of ∼7kpc. The observed bursts characteristics and source accretion rate infer pure helium explosions igniting at column depths yign≃0.8-4.8x108 g/cm2, for typical energy releases of ∼1.2-7.4x1039erg.

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Journal keyword(s): Galaxy: center - stars: neutron - X-rays: individual: GRS 1741.9-2853 - X-rays: binaries - X-rays: bursts

Simbad objects: 11

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Number of rows : 11
N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
RA
ICRS (J2000)
DEC
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2024
#notes
1 2E 1737.5-2817 LXB 17 40 42.84 -28 18 08.5           ~ 79 0
2 NAME Great Annihilator LXB 17 43 54.83 -29 44 42.6           ~ 674 1
3 2XMM J174502.1-285450 LXB 17 45 02.33 -28 54 49.7           ~ 133 0
4 IGR J17453-2853 gam 17 45.3 -28 53           ~ 5 0
5 NAME Galactic Center reg 17 45 39.60213 -29 00 22.0000           ~ 14549 0
6 NAME Sgr A* X 17 45 40.03599 -29 00 28.1699           ~ 4422 3
7 2E 3943 LXB 17 46 05.20 -29 30 53.3           ~ 209 1
8 2E 3944 LXB 17 46 21.09 -28 43 42.3     12.50     ~ 121 0
9 AX J1747.4-3000 LXB 17 47 25.90 -30 00 02.0           ~ 108 0
10 X Sgr X-1 LXB 17 47 56.0 -26 33 49           ~ 377 0
11 NAME Galactic Bulge reg ~ ~           ~ 4332 0

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