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2010A&A...517A...8S - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 517, A8-8 (2010/7-1)

Analyzing X-ray pulsar profiles: geometry and beam pattern of EXO 2030+375.


Abstract (from CDS):

The pulse profiles of the transient Be/X-ray binary EXO 2030+375 show strong dependence on energy, as well as on its luminosity state, and are asymmetric in shape. We want to identify the emission components of the two magnetic poles in the pulsed emission to understand the geometry of the neutron star and its beam pattern. We utilize a pulse-profile decomposition method that enables us to find two symmetric pulse profiles from the magnetic poles of the neutron star. The symmetry characteristics of these single-pole pulse profiles give information about the position of the magnetic poles of the neutron star relative to its rotation axis. We find a possible geometry for the neutron star in EXO 2030+375 through the decomposition of the pulse profiles, which suggests that one pole gets closer to the line of sight than the other and that, during the revolution of the neutron star, both poles disappear behind the horizon for a short period of time. A considerable fraction of the emission arises from a halo while the pole is facing the observer and from the accretion stream of the other pole while it is behind the neutron star, but the gravitational line bending makes the emission visible to us.

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Journal keyword(s): stars: neutron - X-rays: binaries

Simbad objects: 4

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Number of rows : 4

N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
ICRS (J2000)
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2020
1 HD 245770 HXB 05 38 54.5749436467 +26 18 56.839215267 9.30 9.84 9.39 8.77 8.30 O9/B0III/Ve 870 0
2 V* V779 Cen HXB 11 21 15.0920367078 -60 37 25.627505233   14.4       O9III/Veq 994 0
3 V* HZ Her LXB 16 57 49.8110797681 +35 20 32.487435684 11.90 14.89 13.63 13.88   B3/6ep 1920 0
4 V* V2246 Cyg HXB 20 32 15.2744631713 +37 38 14.839930326   22.16 19.41 17.32 15.18 B0Ve 376 0

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