# Hα imaging for BeXRBs in the Small Magellanic Cloud

@article{Maravelias2016HIF,
title={H$\alpha$ imaging for BeXRBs in the Small Magellanic Cloud},
author={Grigoris Maravelias and Andreas Zezas and Vallia Antoniou and Despina Hatzidimitriou and Frank Haberl},
journal={Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union},
year={2016},
volume={12},
pages={373 - 375}
}
• Published 1 November 2016
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• Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Abstract The Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) hosts a large number of high-mass X-ray binaries, and in particular of Be/X-ray Binaries (BeXRBs; neutron stars orbiting OBe-type stars), offering a unique laboratory to address the effect of metalicity. One key property of their optical companion is Hα in emission, which makes them bright sources when observed through a narrow-band Hα filter. We performed a survey of the SMC Bar and Wing regions using wide-field cameras (WFI@MPG/ESO and MOSAIC@CTIO…
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