Chandra observation of the dipping source XB 1254-690

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Abstract

We present the results of a 53 ks long Chandra observation of the dipping source XB 1254 - 690. During the observation neither bursts or dips were observed. From the zero-order image we estimated the precise X-ray coordinates of the source with a 90% uncertainty of 0.6". Since the lightcurve did not show any significant variability, we extracted the spectrum corresponding to the whole observation. We confirmed the presence of the FeXXVI K-a absorption lines with a larger accuracy with respect to the previous XMM EPIC pn observation. Assuming that the line width were due to a bulk motion or a turbulence associated to the coronal activity, we estimate that the lines were produced in a photoionized absorber between the coronal radius and the outer edge of the accretion disk.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291-297
Number of pages7
JournalASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS
Volume464
Publication statusPublished - 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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