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Optical and IR photometry of the Soft X-ray Transient XTE J1859+226 during the 1999 outburst cycle

Ioannou, Zach; Haswell, C.; Hynes, R. ; Chaty, S.; Harlaftis, E.; Brinias, A.; Norton, A. J.; Fried, R.; Rolfe, D. and Solheim, J. E. (2001). Optical and IR photometry of the Soft X-ray Transient XTE J1859+226 during the 1999 outburst cycle. In: 5th Hellenic Astronomical Conference, 20-22 September, 2001, Crete, Greece.

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Abstract

We present optical and ifra-red photometry of the new X-ray transient source XTE J1859+226. The source exhibits a typical X-ray nova behaviour with a fast rise (~5 days) and an exponential decline (~23 days). Week photometric modulations are seen at several periods ranging from 9.15 hours to 20 minutes. The evolution of the spectral energy distribution of the source can be fitted very well with a model of an X-ray irradiated accretion disc.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2001 Hellenic Astronomical Society
Extra Information: 5th Hellenic Astronomical Conference, held 20-22 September, 2001 in Crete, Greece. Online at http://www.astro.auth.gr/elaset/helasmtg/2001/proceedings.htm, p.151.1
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Physical Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
Item ID: 28620
Depositing User: Andrew Norton
Date Deposited: 17 May 2011 08:12
Last Modified: 17 May 2011 08:12
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/28620
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