Resolved Jets and Long-Period Black Hole X-Ray Novae

  title={Resolved Jets and Long-Period Black Hole X-Ray Novae},
  author={M. Garcia and Jonathan M. Miller and Jeffrey E. McClintock and Andrew King and J. Surace Spitzer Science Center Harvard-Smithsonian Observatory and University of Leicester and San Diego State University},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
In this brief note we point out that the four spatially resolved relativistic jets among the 14 dynamically confirmed black hole X-ray novae are all in systems with long orbital periods. Many shorter period systems show transient radio outbursts that are attributed to jets, but these jets have not been spatially resolved. Super-Eddington accretion has been suggested as a requirement for jet formation and may be consistent with our compilation of luminosities, but some super-Eddington outbursts… Expand
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