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Title: Variable quasi periodic oscillations during an outburst of the transient X-ray Pulsar XTE J1858+034
Authors: Mukherjee, U.
Bapna, S.
Raichur, Harsha
Paul, Biswajit
Jaaffrey, S.N.A.
Issue Date: Mar-2006
Publisher: Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, India
Citation: Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy, 2006, Vol. 27, p25-35
Abstract: We have investigated the Quasi Periodic Oscillation (QPO) properties of the transient accreting X-ray pulsar XTE J1858 +034 dur-ing the second outburst of this source in April-May 2004. We have used observations made with the Proportional Counter Array (PCA) of the Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) during May 14-18, 2004, in the declining phase of the outburst. We detected the presence of low frequency QPOs in the frequency range of 140-185 mHz in all the RXTE-PCA observations. We report evolution of the QPO parameters with the time, X-ray flux, and X-ray photon energy. Though a correlation between the QPO centroid fre-quency and the instantaneous X-ray flux is not very clear from the data, we point out that the QPO frequency and the one day averaged X-ray flux decreased with time during these observations. We have obtained a clear energy dependence of the RMS variation in the QPOs, increasing from about 3% at 3 keV to 6% at 25 keV. The X-ray pulse profile is a single peaked sinusoidal, with pulse fraction increasing from 20% at 3 keV to 45% at 30 keV. We found that, similar to the previous outburst, the energy spectrum is well fitted with a model consisting of a cut-off power law along with an iron emission line.
Description: Open Access
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2289/4957
ISSN: 0250-6335
Alternative Location: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2006JApA...27...25M
http://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0602559
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF02702648
Copyright: 2006 Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, India
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