2017A&A...603A..47B


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2017A&A...603A..47B - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 603A, 47-47 (2017/7-1)

Neglected X-ray discovered polars. I. Giant flares in V358 Aquarii.

BEUERMANN K., BURWITZ V., REINSCH K., SCHWOPE A. and THOMAS H.-C.

Abstract (from CDS):

We report photometric and spectroscopic observations of the polar V358 Aqr (=RX J2316-0527) collected over 25yr. It was discovered as a bright very soft X-ray source in the ROSAT All Sky Survey, but had lapsed into a low state when reobserved in 1993. We have obtained an optical photometric ephemeris, which is free of cycle count errors and allows to correctly phase events around the orbit even for observations that lie decades apart. V358 Aqr possesses an accreting pole in the upper hemisphere of the white dwarf that is visible over the entire orbital period of 209.45 min. The magnetic field strength derived from cyclotron line emission is 31.8 MG. The orbital motion of the cyclotron lines yields an inclination of 60° and an offset of the magnetic pole from the rotational axis of about 10°. The secondary star is of spectral type dM4.0±0.5 and the distance is 540±100pc. V358 Aqr is peculiar in showing giant optical outbursts that bear all of the characteristics of stellar flares. With two flares observed in 72h on source, the flare frequency may be high. The total energy radiated in the flare of 28 November 2010 exceeded 1036erg. While the flares clearly occur on the secondary star, it seems that they may or may not be connected with coronal mass ejection and subsequent accretion onto the white dwarf.

Abstract Copyright: © ESO, 2017

Journal keyword(s): novae, cataclysmic variables - stars: magnetic field - binaries: close - stars: flare - stars: individual: V358 Aquarii - X-rays: binaries - X-rays: binaries

Simbad objects: 7

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Number of rows : 7

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 EPIC 220199817 PM* 01 07 30.8096719080 -00 00 37.687892397           M4V 3 0
2 V* UZ For AM* 03 35 28.6515678221 -25 44 21.765602833   18.2       M4.5 242 0
3 V* QS Vir WD* 13 49 52.0031855330 -13 13 37.001934702 14.27 14.98 14.40 14.37   DA3+dM 118 1
4 V* AM Her AM* 18 16 13.2546541781 +49 52 04.759861155     12.30     M4.5 905 0
5 SDSS J231557.54-052658.1 * 23 15 57.5383728178 -05 26 57.865663784           ~ 1 0
6 2MASS J23160010-0526237 * 23 16 00.1033128149 -05 26 23.557341204   15.1 14.6     ~ 2 0
7 V* V358 Aqr AM* 23 16 03.6189820807 -05 27 08.916249824     18.0     ~ 19 0

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