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2016ApJ...830L..36M - Astrophys. J., 830, L36-L36 (2016/October-3)

Cygnus X-3: its Little Friend's counterpart, the distance to Cygnus X-3, and outflows/jets.


Abstract (from CDS):

Chandra observations have revealed a feature within 16'' of Cygnus X-3 that varied in phase with Cygnus X-3. This feature was shown to be a Bok globule that is along the line of sight to Cygnus X-3. We report on observations made with the Submillimeter Array to search for molecular emission from this globule, also known as Cygnus X-3's "Little Friend." We have found a counterpart in both 12CO (2-1) and 13CO (2-1) emission. From the velocity shift of the molecular lines we are able to find two probable distances based on the Bayesian model of Milky Way kinematics of Reid et al. For the LF velocity of -47.5 km s–1, we find distances of 6.1 ± 0.6 kpc (62% probability) and 7.8 ± 0.6 kpc (38% probability). This yields distances to Cyg X-3 of 7.4 ± 1.1 kpc and 10.2 ± 1.2 kpc, respectively. Based on the probabilities entailed, we take 7.4 ± 1.1 kpc as the preferred distance to Cyg X-3. We also report the discovery of bipolar molecular outflow, suggesting that there is active star formation occurring within the Little Friend.

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Journal keyword(s): ISM: jets and outflows - stars: formation - X-rays: binaries - X-rays: individual: Cygnus X-3 - X-rays: ISM - X-rays: ISM

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