2017A&A...608A..31N


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2017A&A...608A..31N - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 608A, 31-31 (2017/12-1)

Neutron star mass and radius measurements from atmospheric model fits to X-ray burst cooling tail spectra.

NATTILA J., MILLER M.C., STEINER A.W., KAJAVA J.J.E., SULEIMANOV V.F. and POUTANEN J.

Abstract (from CDS):

Observations of thermonuclear X-ray bursts from accreting neutron stars (NSs) in low-mass X-ray binary systems can be used to constrain NS masses and radii. Most previous work of this type has set these constraints using Planck function fits as a proxy: the models and the data are both fit with diluted blackbody functions to yield normalizations and temperatures that are then compared with each other. For the first time, we here fit atmosphere models of X-ray bursting NSs directly to the observed spectra. We present a hierarchical Bayesian fitting framework that uses current X-ray bursting NS atmosphere models with realistic opacities and relativistic exact Compton scattering kernels as a model for the surface emission. We test our approach against synthetic data and find that for data that are well described by our model, we can obtain robust radius, mass, distance, and composition measurements. We then apply our technique to Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer observations of five hard-state X-ray bursts from 4U 1702-429. Our joint fit to all five bursts shows that the theoretical atmosphere models describe the data well, but there are still some unmodeled features in the spectrum corresponding to a relative error of 1-5% of the energy flux. After marginalizing over this intrinsic scatter, we find that at 68% credibility, the circumferential radius of the NS in 4U 1702-429 is R=12.4±0.4km, the gravitational mass is M=1.9±0.3M, the distance is 5.1<D/kpc<6.2, and the hydrogen mass fraction is X<0.09.

Abstract Copyright: © ESO, 2017

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

Simbad objects: 1

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Number of rows : 1
N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
RA
ICRS (J2000)
DEC
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2022
#notes
1 X Ara X-1 LXB 17 06 15.314 -43 02 08.69           ~ 250 1

Query : 2017A&A...608A..31N

Basic data :
X Ara X-1 -- Low Mass X-ray Binary
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X (X,EXO,...), gam (INTEGRAL1,INTREF), LXB (2013ApJS), N*? (2007ApJS)
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    • E ≥ 10"
    • D : 1-10" (and some old data)
    • C : 0.1-1"
    • B : 0.01-0.1" + 2MASS, Tyc
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ICRS coord. (ep=J2000) :
17 06 15.314 -43 02 08.69 [ ] D 2005ApJ...621..393W
Syntax of coordinates is : "ra dec (wtype) [error ellipse] quality bibcode" :
  • ra dec : right ascension and declination (unit and frame defined according to your Output Options)
    Grey values are increasing the original precision due to the computation of frame transformations
  • (wtype) : wavelength class for the origin of the coordinates (Rad, mm, IR, Optical, UV, Xray, Gam)
  • [error ellipse] : measurement uncertainty, on (ra,dec) if the positional angle is 90 degrees, on (majaxis,minaxis) otherwise (in mas at defined epoch in the original catalogue),
    position angle (in degrees North celestial pole to East)
  • quality : flag of quality
    • E ≥ 10"
    • D : 1-10" (and some old data)
    • C : 0.1-1"
    • B : 0.01-0.1" + 2MASS, Tyc
    • A : VLBI, Hipparcos
  • bibcode : bibcode of the coordinates reference
FK4 coord. (ep=B1950 eq=1950) :
17 02 41.034 -42 58 08.12 [ ]
Syntax of coordinates is : "ra dec (wtype) [error ellipse] quality bibcode" :
  • ra dec : right ascension and declination (unit and frame defined according to your Output Options)
    Grey values are increasing the original precision due to the computation of frame transformations
  • (wtype) : wavelength class for the origin of the coordinates (Rad, mm, IR, Optical, UV, Xray, Gam)
  • [error ellipse] : measurement uncertainty, on (ra,dec) if the positional angle is 90 degrees, on (majaxis,minaxis) otherwise (in mas at defined epoch in the original catalogue),
    position angle (in degrees North celestial pole to East)
  • quality : flag of quality
    • E ≥ 10"
    • D : 1-10" (and some old data)
    • C : 0.1-1"
    • B : 0.01-0.1" + 2MASS, Tyc
    • A : VLBI, Hipparcos
  • bibcode : bibcode of the coordinates reference
Gal coord. (ep=J2000) :
343.886848 -01.318311 [ ]
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X Ara X-1 INTEGRAL1 41 SWIFT J1706.2-4303 4U 1702-42
EXO 1703-431 INTREF 745 SWIFT J1706.2-4302 XB 1702-429
GPS 1703-429 1M 1702-429 2U 1704-42 [BM83] X1702-429
GX -14.1 PBC J1706.2-4302 3U 1702-42 [KRL2007b] 218
GX 340-00 1RXS J170618.4-430253 4U 1702-43
H 1702-429 2S 1702-429 4U 1702-429

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