2018A&A...620A.129P


Query : 2018A&A...620A.129P

2018A&A...620A.129P - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 620A, 129-129 (2018/12-1)

Modelling the disc atmosphere of the low mass X-ray binary EXO 0748-676.

PSARADAKI I., COSTANTINI E., MEHDIPOUR M. and DIAZ TRIGO M.

Abstract (from CDS):

Low mass X-ray binaries exhibit ionized emission from an extended disc atmosphere that surrounds the accretion disc. However, the atmosphere's nature and geometry is still unclear. In this work we present a spectral analysis of the extended atmosphere of EXO 0748-676 using high-resolution spectra from archival XMM-Newton observations. We model the spectrum that is obtained during the eclipses. This enables us to model the emission lines that come only from the extended atmosphere of the source, and study its physical structure and properties. The RGS spectrum reveals a series of emission lines consistent with transitions of OVIII, OVII, NeIX and NVII. We perform both Gaussian line fitting and photoionization modelling. Our results suggest that there are two photoionization gas components that are out of pressure equilibrium with respect to each other. One has an ionization parameter of log ξ∼2.5 and a large opening angle, and one has log ξ∼1.3. The second component possibly covers a smaller fraction of the source. From the density diagnostics of the OVII triplet using photoionization modelling, we detect a rather high density plasma of >1013cm–3 for the lower ionization component. This latter component also displays an inflow velocity. We propose a scenario where the high ionization component constitutes an extended upper atmosphere of the accretion disc. The lower ionization component may instead be a clumpy gas created from the impact of the accretion stream with the disc.

Abstract Copyright: © ESO 2018

Journal keyword(s): techniques: spectroscopic - binaries: eclipsing - X-rays: binaries - X-rays: individuals: EXO 0748-676

Simbad objects: 6

goto Full paper

goto View the references in ADS

Number of rows : 6
N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
RA
ICRS (J2000)
DEC
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2023
#notes
1 V* UY Vol LXB 07 48 33.71 -67 45 07.7 16.10 17.00 16.9 16.7 17.05 ~ 605 0
2 V* V395 Car LXB 09 22 34.6761959832 -63 17 41.355773520 15.40 15.90 15.3     ~ 125 0
3 V* GR Mus LXB 12 57 37.1833002949 -69 17 18.996899563   19.40 19.1     ~ 251 0
4 V* HZ Her LXB 16 57 49.8110126616 +35 20 32.486555472 11.90 14.89 13.63 13.88   B3/6ep 2020 0
5 MXB 1658-298 LXB 17 02 06.54 -29 56 44.1 18.35 18.75 18.3     ~ 347 0
6 V* V691 CrA LXB 18 25 46.8185061768 -37 06 18.529336656 14.30 15.20 15.1     ~ 419 0

To bookmark this query, right click on this link: simbad:objects in 2018A&A...620A.129P and select 'bookmark this link' or equivalent in the popup menu


2023.02.04-09:57:52

© Université de Strasbourg/CNRS

    • Contact