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Title: XMM-Newton study of the persistent X-ray source 1E 1743.1-2843 located in the Galactic Center direction
Authors: Porquet, D.
Rodriguez, J.
Corbel, S.
Goldoni, P.
Warwick, R. S.
Goldwurm, A.
Decourchelle, A.
First Published: 1-Jul-2003
Publisher: EDP Sciences for European Southern Observatory (ESO)
Citation: Astronomy & Astrophysics, 2003, 406 (1), pp. 299-304
Abstract: We report the results of an XMM-Newton observation of the persistent X-ray source 1E 1743.1-2843 , located in the Galactic Center (GC) direction. We determine the position of the source at $\alpha_{\rm J2000}=17^{\rm h}\,46^{\rm m}\,21.0^{\rm s}$, $\delta_{\rm J2000}=-28^{\circ}\,43^{\prime}\,44^{\prime\prime}$ (with an uncertainty of 1.5 $^{\prime\prime}$), which is the most accurate to date, and will enable cross-identifications at other wavelengths. The source was bright during this observation ( $L_{\rm 2-10\,keV} \sim 2.7 \times 10^{36}\ d^{2}_{\rm 10\,kpc}$ erg s -1 for a power-law continuum), with no significant variability. We propose that 1E 1743.1-2843 may be explained in terms of a black hole candidate in a low/hard state. There is an indication that the source exhibits different states from a comparison of our results with previous observations (e.g., ART-P, BeppoSAX). However, the present spectral analysis does not rule out the hypothesis of a neutron star low-mass X-ray binary as suggested previously. If 1E 1743.1-2843 is actually located in the GC region, we might expect to observe significant 6.4 keV fluorescent iron line emission from nearby molecular clouds (e.g., GCM+0.25+0.01).
DOI Link: 10.1051/0004-6361:20030770
ISSN: 0004-6361
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2003 ESO. Reproduced with permission from Astronomy & Astrophysics, © ESO.
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