THE DISTANCE, MASS, AND RADIUS OF THE NEUTRON STAR IN 4U 1608-52

@article{Guver2010THEDM,
  title={THE DISTANCE, MASS, AND RADIUS OF THE NEUTRON STAR IN 4U 1608-52},
  author={Tolga Guver and Feryal Ozel and Antonio Cabrera-Lavers and Patricia Wroblewski},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={712},
  pages={964-973}
}
Low-mass X-ray binaries (LMXBs) that show thermonuclear bursts are ideal sources for constraining the equation of state of neutron star matter. The lack of independent distance measurements for most of these sources, however, prevent a systematic exploration of the masses and radii of the neutron stars, hence limiting the equation-of-state studies. We present here a measurement of the distance to the LMXB 4U 1608-52 that is based on the study of the interstellar extinction toward the source. We… 
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