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2018MNRAS.474...69A - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 474, 69-76 (2018/February-2)

Selection effects on the orbital period distribution of low-mass black hole X-ray binaries.


Abstract (from CDS):

We investigate the lack of observed low-mass black hole binary systems at short periods(<4 h) by comparing the observed orbital period distribution of 17 confirmed low-mass black hole X-ray binaries (BHXBs) with their implied period distribution after correcting for the effects of extinction of the optical counterpart, absorption of the X-ray outburst and the probability of detecting a source in outburst. We also draw samples from two simple orbital period distributions and compare the simulated and observed orbital period distributions. We predict that there are >200 and <3000 binaries in the Galaxy with periods between 2 and 3 h, with an additional ≃600 objects between 3 and 10 h.

Abstract Copyright: © 2017 The Author(s) Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society

Journal keyword(s): stars: black holes - X-rays: binaries

CDS comments: Table 1: V22107 Oph is a misprint for V2107 Oph.

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