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Circumstellar discs in X/gamma-ray binaries: first results from the Echelle spectrograph

Authors
  • Zamanov, R.
  • Stoyanov, K.
  • Martí, J.
Type
Preprint
Publication Date
Sep 11, 2015
Submission Date
Sep 11, 2015
Identifiers
arXiv ID: 1509.04191
Source
arXiv
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Abstract

Here we report our first spectral observations of Be/X-ray and gamma-ray binaries obtained with the new Echelle spectrograph of the National Astronomical Observatory Rozhen. For four objects (LSI+61303, gamma Cas, MWC 148, 4U 2206+54), we report the parameters and estimate the sizes of their circumstellar discs using different emission lines (H-alpha, H-beta, H-gamma, HeI and FeII). For MWC 148, we find that the compact object goes deeply through the disc. The flank inflections of H-alpha can be connected with inner ring formed at the periastron passage or radiation transfer effects. We point out an intriguing similarity between the optical emission lines of the $\gamma$-ray binary MWC 148 and the well known Be star $\gamma$ Cas.

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