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2003ApJ...588L..33K - Astrophys. J., 588, L33-L36 (2003/May-1)

The optical counterpart of the isolated neutron star RX J1605.3+3249.


Abstract (from CDS):

We have detected the optical counterpart to the nearby isolated neutron star RX J1605.3+3249 using observations from the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrometer aboard the Hubble Space Telescope. The counterpart, with m50CCD=26.84±0.07 mag and very blue colors, lies close to the ROSAT HRI error circle and within the Chandra error circle. The spectrum is consistent with a Rayleigh-Jeans tail whose emission is a factor of ~14 above the extrapolation of the X-ray blackbody, and the source has an unabsorbed X-ray-to-optical flux ratio of log(fX/fopt)=4.4, similar to that of other isolated neutron stars. This confirms the classification of RX J1605.3+3249 as a neutron star.

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Journal keyword(s): Stars: Pulsars: Individual: Alphanumeric: RX J1605.3+3249 - Stars: Neutron - X-Rays: Stars

Nomenclature: Text: [KKV2003] X N=1.

Simbad objects: 5

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