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2002MNRAS.337L..23C - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 337, L23-L26 (2002/December-2)

Discovery of the near-infrared counterpart of the X-ray transient XTE J1908+094.


Abstract (from CDS):

We report on the identification in the near-infrared (NIR) of the counterpart to the newly discovered black hole candidate XTE J1908+094, achieved partly through `Target of Opportunity' (ToO) observations carried out at the ESO/NTT. Accurate astrometry and photometry performed on three sets of observations of the source covering 1.7 months have shown a decrease of its NIR flux, consistent with the X-ray decay. After dereddening for the measured column density, we computed the absolute magnitudes of the source for different distances. We derive that the source is a low-mass system and that the companion star is a main sequence star with a spectral type later than K.

Abstract Copyright: RAS

Journal keyword(s): stars: individual: XTE J1908+094 - infrared: stars - X-rays: stars

Simbad objects: 3

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