Doppler Tomography of XTE J2123-058 and Other Neutron Star LMXBs

Hynes, R.I.; Charles, P.A.; Haswell, C.A.; Casares, J. and Zurita, C. (2001). Doppler Tomography of XTE J2123-058 and Other Neutron Star LMXBs. In: Boffin, H.M.J.; Steeghs, D. and Cuypers, J. eds. Astrotomography, Indirect Imaging Methods in Observational Astronomy, Volume 573. Springer, pp. 378–385.




We describe Doppler tomography obtained in the 1998 outburst of the neutron star low mass X-ray binary (LMXB) XTE J2123-058. This analysis, and other aspects of phase-resolved spectroscopy, indicate similarities to SW Sex systems, except that anomalous emission kinematics are seen in He II, whilst phase 0.5 absorption is confined to Hα. This separation of these effects may provide tighter constraints on models in the LMXB case than is possible for SW Sex systems. We will compare results for other LMXBs which appear to show similar kinematics and discuss how models for the SW Sex phenomenon can be adapted to these systems. Finally we will summarise the limited Doppler tomography performed on the class of neutron star LMXBs as a whole, and discuss whether any common patterns can yet be identified.

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