2016A&A...596A..21I


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2016A&A...596A..21I - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 596A, 21-21 (2016/12-1)

Study of the reflection spectrum of the LMXB 4U 1702-429.

IARIA R., DI SALVO T., DEL SANTO M., PINTORE F., SANNA A., PAPITTO A., BURDERI L., RIGGIO A., GAMBINO A.F. and MATRANGA M.

Abstract (from CDS):

Context. The source 4U 1702-429 (Ara X-1) is a low-mass X-ray binary system hosting a neutron star. Albeit the source is quite bright (∼1037erg/s) its broadband spectrum has never been studied. Neither dips nor eclipses have been observed in the light curve suggesting that its inclination angle is smaller than 60°.
Aims. We analysed the broadband spectrum of 4U 1702-429 in the 0.3-60keV energy range, using XMM-Newton and INTEGRAL data, to constrain its Compton reflection component if it is present.
Methods. After excluding the three time intervals in which three type-I X-ray bursts occurred, we fitted the joint XMM-Newton and INTEGRAL spectra obtained from simultaneous observations.
Results. A broad emission line at 6.7keV and two absorption edges at 0.87 and 8.82keV were detected. We found that a self-consistent reflection model fits the 0.3-60keV spectrum well. The broadband continuum is composed of an emission component originating from the inner region of the accretion disc, a Comptonised direct emission coming from a corona with an electron temperature of 2.63±0.06keV and an optical depth τ=13.6±0.2, and, finally, a reflection component. The best-fit indicates that the broad emission line and the absorption edge at 8.82keV, both associated with the presence of FeXXV ions, are produced by reflection in the region above the disc with a ionisation parameter of Log(ξ)~=2.7. We have inferred that the inner radius, where the broad emission line originates, is 64+52–15km, and the inner radius of the accretion disc is 39+6–8km. The emissivity of the reflection component and the inclination angle of the system are r–3.2(+0.5–5.1) and 44+33–6degrees, respectively. The absorption edge at 0.87keV is associated to the presence of OVIII ions and it is produced in a region above the disc with Log(ξ)~=1.9.

Abstract Copyright: © ESO, 2016

Journal keyword(s): accretion, accretion disks - stars: neutron - stars: individual: 4U 1702-429 - X-rays: binaries

Simbad objects: 8

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Number of rows : 8

N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
RA
ICRS (J2000)
DEC
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2020
#notes
1 4U 1642-45 LXB 16 45 47.7 -45 36 40           ~ 379 1
2 V* V1101 Sco LXB 17 05 44.4915929414 -36 25 23.049863107   20.10 18.6     ~ 406 0
3 X Ara X-1 LXB 17 06 15.314 -43 02 08.69           ~ 237 1
4 4U 1705-44 LXB 17 08 54.470 -44 06 07.35           ~ 356 0
5 X Sgr X-1 LXB 17 47 56.0 -26 33 49           ~ 346 0
6 [PLV2002] CX1 LXB 17 48 52.163 -20 21 32.40           ~ 163 1
7 X Sgr X-4 LXB 18 23 40.57 -30 21 40.6   19.06 18.81     ~ 900 1
8 V* MM Ser LXB 18 39 57.56 +05 02 09.6   19.2 19.2     ~ 320 0

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