An X-ray Emitting Black Hole in a Globular Cluster

  title={An X-ray Emitting Black Hole in a Globular Cluster},
  author={T. Maccarone and G. Bergond and A. Kundu and K. Rhode and J. Salzer and I. Shih and S. Zepf},
  journal={arXiv: Astrophysics},
  • T. Maccarone, G. Bergond, +4 authors S. Zepf
  • Published 2007
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Astrophysics
  • We present optical and X-ray data for the first object showing strong evidence for being a black hole in a globular cluster. We show the initial X-ray light curve and X-ray spectrum which led to the discovery that this is an extremely bright, highly variable source, and thus must be a black hole. We present the optical spectrum which unambiguously identifies the optical counterpart as a globular cluster, and which shows a strong, broad [O III] emission line, most likely coming from an outflow… CONTINUE READING

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