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The nature of 1WGA J1958.2+3232: a new intermediate polar

Negueruela, I.; Reig, P. and Clark, J. S. (2000). The nature of 1WGA J1958.2+3232: a new intermediate polar. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 354(1) L29-L32.

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We present low and intermediate resolution spectroscopy of the optical counterpart to the recently discovered pulsating X-ray source 1WGA J1958.2+3232. The presence of strong HI , HeI and HeII emission lines together with the absence of absorption features rules out the possibility that the object is a massive star, as had recently been suggested. The observed X-ray and optical characteristics are consistent with the object being an intermediate polar. The double-peaked structure of the emission lines indicates that an accretion disc is present.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2000 European Southern Observatory (ESO)
ISSN: 1432-0746
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetERBFMRX/CT98/0195European Union Training and Mobility of Researchers Network
Keywords: close binaries; novae; cataclysmic variables; stellar X-rays
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Physical Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
Item ID: 15146
Depositing User: Astrid Peterkin
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2009 13:40
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2016 21:16
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