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Title: Thermonuclear X-ray burst of MXB 1658-298 with NuSTAR
Authors: Sharma, Rahul
Jaleel, Abdul
Jain, Chetana
Paul, Biswajit
Dutta, Anjan
Keywords: Stars neutron
X-ray binaries
Issue Date: Feb-2018
Publisher: Springer for Indian Academy of Sciences
Citation: Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy, 2018, Vol.39, p16
Abstract: MXB 1658-298 is a transient Low-Mass X-ray Binary (LMXB), which shows eclipses, dips and bursts in its light curve. This source has undergone three active periods separated by long quiescent phases. The latest phase of enhanced X-ray emission was observed during 2015–2016. We have analysed broadband data from Swift/XRT and NuSTAR observations carried out in 2015. During NuSTAR observation, one thermonuclear X-ray burst took place. The X-ray emission during the burst was brighter by a factor of ∼200, compared to the pre-burst emission. This work focuses on the spectral analysis of MXB 1658-298 during the persistent and the burst phases using NuSTAR observation of 2015. We have also determined the temperature and radius evolution during the burst using the time-resolved spectroscopy. The burst phase shows mild Photospheric Radius Expansion (PRE).
Description: Open Access
ISSN: 0250-6335
0973-7758 (Online)
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Copyright: 2018 Indian Academy of Sciences
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