2020ApJ...905L...7B


Query : 2020ApJ...905L...7B

2020ApJ...905L...7B - Astrophys. J., 905, L7-L7 (2020/December-2)

An 8.8 minute orbital period eclipsing detached double white dwarf binary.

BURDGE K.B., COUGHLIN M.W., FULLER J., KAPLAN D.L., KULKARNI S.R., MARSH T.R., BELLM E.C., DEKANY R.G., DUEV D.A., GRAHAM M.J., MAHABAL A.A., MASCI F.J., LAHER R.R., RIDDLE R., SOUMAGNAC M.T. and PRINCE T.A.

Abstract (from CDS):

We report the discovery of ZTF J2243+5242, an eclipsing double white dwarf binary with an orbital period of just 8.8 minutes, the second known eclipsing binary with an orbital period of less than 10 minutes. The system likely consists of two low-mass white dwarfs and will merge in approximately 400,000 yr to form either an isolated hot subdwarf or an R Coronae Borealis star. Like its 6.91 minute counterpart, ZTF J1539+5027, ZTF J2243+5242 will be among the strongest gravitational-wave sources detectable by the space-based gravitational-wave detector the Laser Space Interferometer Antenna (LISA) because its gravitational-wave frequency falls near the peak of LISA's sensitivity. Based on its estimated distance of d=2425–114+108pc, LISA should detect the source within its first few months of operation and achieve a signal-to-noise ratio of 63 ± 7 after 4 yr. We find component masses of MA=0.323–0.047+0.065 and MB=0.335–0.054+0.052M, radii of RA=0.0298–0.0012+0.0013 and RB=0.0275–0.0013+0.0012R, and effective temperatures of TA=26,300–900+1700 and TB=19,200–900+1500K. We determine all of these properties and the distance to this system using only photometric measurements, demonstrating a feasible way to estimate parameters for the large population of optically faint (r > 21 mAB) gravitational-wave sources that the Vera Rubin Observatory and LISA should identify.

Abstract Copyright: © 2020. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.

Journal keyword(s): White dwarf stars - Gravitational wave sources - Compact binary stars

Simbad objects: 5

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Number of rows : 5
N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
RA
ICRS (J2000)
DEC
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2024
#notes
1 SDSS J053802.72+195302.9 WD* 05 38 02.7234907848 +19 53 02.983285176           DA+DA 16 0
2 RX J0806.3+1527 XB* 08 06 22.9520149296 +15 27 31.002199488   20.7 20   21.2 ~ 146 0
3 GALEX J153932.1+502738 WD* 15 39 32.1570293712 +50 27 38.767632120           DA 35 0
4 RX J1914.4+2456 XB* 19 14 26.0922577338 +24 56 43.322660677           ~ 139 0
5 ZTF J2243+5242 EB* 22 43 42.9722365080 +52 42 06.001082568           ~ 12 0

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