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Torres, M. A. P.; Garcia, M. R.; Steeghs, D.; McClintock, J. E. (2005)
Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing Ltd.
Languages: English
Types: Preprint
Subjects: QB, Astrophysics
We present spectroscopy of the optical counterpart to 1RXS J162848.1-41524, also known as the microquasar candidate MCQC J162847-4152. All the data indicate that this X-ray source is not a microquasar and that it is a single-lined chromospherically active binary system with a likely orbital period of 4.9 days. Our analysis supports a K3 IV spectral classification for the star, which is dominant at optical wavelengths. The unseen binary component is most likely a late-type (K7-M) dwarf or a white dwarf. Using the high-resolution spectra, we have measured the K3 star's rotational broadening to be v sin i = 43 ± 3 km s-1 and determined a lower limit to the binary mass ratio of q(= M2/M1) > 2.0. The high rotational broadening together with the strong Ca II H and K/Hα emission and high-amplitude photometric variations indicate that the evolved star is very chromospherically active and responsible for the X-ray/radio emission.
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