Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 486, 3992-4000 (2019/July-1)
Search for multiwavelength emission from the binary millisecond pulsar PSR J1836-2354A in the globular cluster M22.
AMATO R., D'AI A., DEL SANTO M., DE MARTINO D., MARINO A., DI SALVO T., IARIA R. and MINEO T.
Abstract (from CDS):
We present a multiband search for X-ray, optical, and γ-ray emission of the radio binary millisecond pulsar J1836-2354A, hosted in the globular cluster M22. X-ray emission is significantly detected in two Chandra observations, performed in 2005 and 2014, at a luminosity of ∼2-3 x 1030 erg s–1, in the 0.5-8 keV energy range. The radio and the X-ray source positions are found consistent within 1σ error box. No detection is found in archival XMM-Newton and Swift/XRT observations, compatible with the Chandra flux level. The low statistics prevents us to assess if the X-ray source varied between the two observations. The X-ray spectrum is consistent with a power-law of photon index ∼1.5. We favour as the most probable origin of the X-ray emission an intrabinary shock scenario. We searched for optical and γ-ray counterparts to the radio source using data from Hubble Space Telescope and Fermi-LAT catalogues, respectively. No optical counterpart down to V = 25.9 and I = 24.7 (3σ) is detected, which suggests a companion mass of 0.1-0.2 M☉. Combined with the low X-ray luminosity, this is consistent with a black widow nature of PSR J1636-2354A. Inspecting the 8-year Fermi-LAT catalogue, we found a γ-ray source, 4FGL J1836.8-2354, with a positional uncertainty consistent with the globular cluster, but not with the radio position of the millisecond pulsar.
© 2019 The Author(s) Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society
pulsars: general - globular clusters: individual: M22 (NGC 6656) - X-rays: binaries - X-rays: individual: PSR J1836-2354A
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