Chandra reveals a black-hole X-ray binary within the ultraluminous supernova remnant MF 16

@article{Colbert2003ChandraRA,
  title={Chandra reveals a black-hole X-ray binary within the ultraluminous supernova remnant MF 16},
  author={T. P. Roberts E.J.M. Colbert},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2003},
  volume={341}
}
  • T. P. R. E. Colbert
  • Published 1 April 2003
  • Physics
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
We present evidence, based on Chandra ACIS-S observations of the nearby spiral galaxy NGC 6946, that the extraordinary X-ray luminosity of the MF 16 supernova remnant actually arises in a black hole X-ray binary. This conclusion is drawn from the point-like nature of the X-ray source, its X-ray spectrum closely resembling the spectrum of other ultraluminous X-ray sources thought to be black hole X-ray binary systems, and the detection of rapid hard X-ray variability from the source. We briefly… Expand

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