A Clumpy Stellar Wind and Luminosity-Dependent Cyclotron Line Revealed by The First Suzaku Observation of the High-Mass X-ray Binary 4U 1538-522

@article{Hemphill2014ACS,
  title={A Clumpy Stellar Wind and Luminosity-Dependent Cyclotron Line Revealed by The First Suzaku Observation of the High-Mass X-ray Binary 4U 1538-522},
  author={P. Hemphill and R. Rothschild and A. Markowitz and F. Fuerst and K. Pottschmidt and J. Wilms},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={792},
  pages={14}
}
  • P. Hemphill, R. Rothschild, +3 authors J. Wilms
  • Published 2014
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • We present results from the first Suzaku observation of the high-mass X-ray binary 4U 1538–522. The broadband spectral coverage of Suzaku allows for a detailed spectral analysis, characterizing the cyclotron resonance scattering feature at 23.0 ± 0.4 keV and the iron Kα line at 6.426 ± 0.008 keV, as well as placing limits on the strengths of the iron Kβ line and the iron K edge. We track the evolution of the spectral parameters both in time and in luminosity, notably finding a significant… CONTINUE READING
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