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Title: Deriving an X-ray luminosity function of dwarf novae based on parallax measurements
Authors: Osborne, J. P.
Mukai, K.
Thorstensen, J. R.
First Published: 11-Nov-2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
Citation: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society , 2010, 408 (4), pp. 2298-2311
Abstract: We have derived an X-ray luminosity function using parallax-based distance measurements of a set of 12 dwarf novae, consisting of Suzaku, XMM–Newton and ASCA observations. The shape of the X-ray luminosity function obtained is the most accurate to date, and the luminosities of our sample are concentrated between ∼1030 and 1031 erg s−1, lower than previous measurements of X-ray luminosity functions of dwarf novae. Based on the integrated X-ray luminosity function, the sample becomes more incomplete below ∼3 × 1030 erg s−1 than it is above this luminosity limit, and the sample is dominated by X-ray bright dwarf novae. The total integrated luminosity within a radius of 200 pc is 1.48 × 1032 erg s−1 over the luminosity range of 1 × 1028 erg s−1 and the maximum luminosity of the sample (1.50 × 1032 erg s−1). The total absolute lower limit for the normalized luminosity per solar mass is 1.81 × 1026 erg s−1 M−1⊙ which accounts for ∼16 per cent of the total X-ray emissivity of cataclysmic variables as estimated by Sazonov et al.
DOI Link: 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2010.17276.x
ISSN: 0035-8711
eISSN: 1365-2966
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: This article has been accepted for publication in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society ©: 2010 the authors. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society. All rights reserved. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s archiving policy available on the SHERPA/RoMEO website.
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