A new interpretation of the remarkable X-ray spectrum of the symbiotic star CH Cyg
Wheatley, Peter J. and Kallman, Timothy R.. (2006) A new interpretation of the remarkable X-ray spectrum of the symbiotic star CH Cyg. MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY, 372 (4). pp. 1602-1606. ISSN 0035-8711Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2966.2006.10959.x
We have re-analysed the ASCA X-ray spectrum of the bright symbiotic star CH Cyg, which exhibits apparently distinct hard and soft X-ray components. Our analysis demonstrates that the soft X-ray emission can be interpreted as scattering of the hard X-ray component in a photoionized medium surrounding the white dwarf. This is in contrast to previous analyses in which the soft X-ray emission was fitted separately and assumed to arise independently of the hard X-ray component. We note the striking similarity between the X-ray spectra of CH Cyg and Seyfert 2 galaxies, which are also believed to exhibit scattering in a photoionized medium.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QB Astronomy|
|Journal or Publication Title:||MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY|
|Official Date:||11 November 2006|
|Number of Pages:||5|
|Page Range:||pp. 1602-1606|
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