2010A&A...515L...1D


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2010A&A...515L...1D - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 515, L1-1 (2010/6-1)

RXTE observations of the 1A 1118-61 in an outburst, and the discovery of a cyclotron line.

DOROSHENKO V., SUCHY S., SANTANGELO A., STAUBERT R., KREYKENBOHM I., ROTHSCHILD R., POTTSCHMIDT K. and WILMS J.

Abstract (from CDS):

We present the analysis of RXTE monitoring data obtained during the 2009 January outburst of the hard X-ray transient 1A 1118-61. Using these observations the broadband (3.5-120keV) spectrum of the source was measured for the first time ever. We have found that the broadband continuum spectrum of the source is similar to other accreting pulsars and is well described by several conventionally used phenomenological models. We have discovered that regardless of the applied continuum model, a prominent broad absorption feature at ∼55keV is observed. We interpret this feature as a cyclotron resonance scattering feature (CRSF). The observed CRSF energy is one of the highest known and corresponds to a magnetic field of B∼4.8x1012G in the scattering region. Our data also indicate the presence of an iron emission line presence that has not been previously reported for 1A 1118-61. Timing properties of the source, including a strong spin-up, were found to be similar to those observed by CGRO/BATSE during the previous outburst, but the broadband capabilities of RXTE reveal a more complicated energy dependency of the pulse-profile.

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Journal keyword(s): stars: neutron - pulsars: individual: 1A 1118-61 - binaries: general

Simbad objects: 3

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Number of rows : 3
N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
RA
ICRS (J2000)
DEC
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2023
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1 V* CM Tau Psr 05 34 31.9474694616 +22 00 52.153698024           ~ 5104 0
2 M 1 SNR 05 34 32 +22 00.8           ~ 6004 1
3 WRAY 15-793 HXB 11 20 57.1736884968 -61 55 00.166078020 12.81 13.06 12.12     O9.5III/Ve 194 0

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