CTCV J2056-3014: An X-Ray-faint Intermediate Polar Harboring an Extremely Fast-spinning White Dwarf

  title={CTCV J2056-3014: An X-Ray-faint Intermediate Polar Harboring an Extremely Fast-spinning White Dwarf},
  author={R. Lopes de Oliveira and Albert Bruch and Claudia V. Rodrigues and A. S. Oliveira and Koji Mukai},
  journal={arXiv: Solar and Stellar Astrophysics},
We report on XMM-Newton X-ray observations that reveal CTCV J2056-3014 to be an unusual accretion-powered, intermediate polar (IP) system. It is a member of the class of X-ray-faint IPs whose space density remains unconstrained but potentially very high, with L$_{x,0.3-12 keV}$ of 1.8$\times$10$^{31}$ erg s$^{-1}$. We discovered a coherent 29.6s pulsation in X-rays that was also revealed in our reanalysis of published optical data, showing that the system harbors the fastest-spinning, securely… 

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