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Title: X-ray and UV observations of V751 Cygni in an optical high state
Authors: Page, K. L.
Osborne, Julian Paul
Beardmore, A. P.
Evans, P. A.
Rosen, S. R.
Watson, M. G.
First Published: 13-Oct-2014
Publisher: EDP Sciences for European Southern Observatory (ESO)
Citation: Astronomy & Astrophysics , 2014, 570, A37
Abstract: Aims. The VY Scl system (anti-dwarf nova) V751 Cyg is examined following a claim of a super-soft spectrum in the optical low state. Methods. A serendipitous XMM-Newton X-ray observation and, 21 months later, Swift X-ray and UV observations, have provided the best such data on this source so far. These optical high-state datasets are used to study the flux and spectral variability of V751 Cyg. Results. Both the XMM-Newton and Swift data show evidence for modulation of the X-rays for the first time at the known 3.467 h orbital period of V751 Cyg. In two Swift observations, taken ten days apart, the mean X-ray flux remained unchanged, while the UV source brightened by half a magnitude. The X-ray spectrum was not super-soft during the optical high state, but rather due to multi-temperature optically thin emission, with significant (10 cm) absorption, which was higher in the observation by Swift than that of XMM-Newton. The X-ray flux is harder at orbital minimum, suggesting that the modulation is related to absorption, perhaps linked to the azimuthally asymmetric wind absorption seen previously in H.
DOI Link: 10.1051/0004-6361/201424777
ISSN: 0004-6361
eISSN: 1432-0746
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2014, ESO. Reproduced with permission from Astronomy & Astrophysics, © ESO.
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