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2010ApJ...721.1843V - Astrophys. J., 721, 1843-1852 (2010/October-1)

Swift-BAT survey of Galactic sources: catalog and properties of the populations.


Abstract (from CDS):

We study the populations of X-ray sources in the Milky Way in the 15-55 keV band using a deep survey with the BAT instrument aboard the Swift observatory. We present the log N-log S distributions of the various source types and we analyze their variability and spectra. For the low-mass X-ray binaries (LMXBs) and the high-mass X-ray binaries (HMXBs), we derive the luminosity functions to a limiting luminosity of LX∼ 7x1034 erg/s. Our results confirm the previously found flattening of the LMXB luminosity function below a luminosity of LX∼ 1037 erg/s. The luminosity function of the HMXBs is found to be significantly flatter in the 15-55 keV band than in the 2-10 keV band. From the luminosity functions we estimate the ratios of the hard X-ray luminosity from HMXBs to the star formation rate, and the LMXB luminosity to the stellar mass. We use these to estimate the X-ray emissivity in the local universe from X-ray binaries and show that it constitutes only a small fraction of the hard X-ray background.

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Journal keyword(s): Galaxy: stellar content - X-rays: binaries - X-rays: stars

VizieR on-line data: <Available at CDS (J/ApJ/721/1843): table1.dat>

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