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2011ApJ...731L...2K - Astrophys. J., 731, L2 (2011/April-2)

The identification of MAXI J1659-152 as a black hole candidate.

KALAMKAR M., HOMAN J., ALTAMIRANO D., VAN DER KLIS M., CASELLA P. and LINARES M.

Abstract (from CDS):

We report on the analysis of all 65 pointed Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) observations of the recently discovered soft X-ray transient MAXI J1659-152 (initially referred to as GRB 100925A). The source was studied in terms of its evolution through the hardness-intensity diagram (HID), as well as its X-ray variability properties. MAXI J1659-152 traced out a counterclockwise loop in the HID, which is commonly seen in transient low-mass X-ray binaries. The variability properties of the source, in particular the detection of type-B and type-C low-frequency quasi-periodic oscillations, and the way they evolve along the HID track, indicate that MAXI J1659-152 is a black hole candidate. The spectral and variability properties of MAXI J1659-152 imply that the source was observed in the hard and soft intermediate states during the RXTE observations, with several transitions between these two states.

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Journal keyword(s): X-rays: binaries - X-rays: individual: MAXI J1659-152

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