The spin of the black hole microquasar XTE J1550−564 via the continuum-fitting and Fe-line methods

@article{Steiner2010TheSO,
  title={The spin of the black hole microquasar XTE J1550−564 via the continuum-fitting and Fe-line methods},
  author={J. Steiner and R. Reis and J. Mcclintock and R. Narayan and R. Remillard and J. Orosz and L. Gou and A. Fabian and M. Torres},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2010},
  volume={416},
  pages={941-958}
}
  • J. Steiner, R. Reis, +6 authors M. Torres
  • Published 2010
  • Physics
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
  • We measure the spin of XTE J1550−564 using the two leading methods: (i) modelling the thermal continuum spectrum of the accretion disc; and (ii) modelling the broad red wing of the reflection fluorescence Fe Kα line. We find that these two independent measurements of spin are in agreement. For the continuum-fitting analysis, we use a data sample consisting of several dozen Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer spectra, and for the Fe Kα analysis, we use a pair of ASCA spectra from a single epoch. Our… CONTINUE READING
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