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2017ApJ...851..114R - Astrophys. J., 851, 114-114 (2017/December-3)

MAXI J1957+032: an accreting neutron star possibly in a triple system.


Abstract (from CDS):

I present an optical characterization of the Galactic X-ray transient source MAXI J1957+032. This system flares by a factor of >=104 every few hundred days, with each flare lasting ∼5 days. I identify its quiescent counterpart to be a late-K/early-M dwarf star at a distance of 5 ± 2 kpc. This implies that the peak 0.5–10 keV luminosity of the system is 10^36.4±0.4^ erg s–1. As found by Mata Sanchez et al. the outburst properties of MAXI J1957+032 are most consistent with the sample of accreting millisecond pulsars. However, the low inferred accretion rate, and the lack of evidence for a hydrogen-rich accretion flow, are difficult to reconcile with the late-K/early-M dwarf counterpart being the mass donor. Instead, the observations are best described by a low-mass hydrogen- and possibly helium-poor mass donor, such as a carbon-oxygen white dwarf, forming a tight interacting binary with a neutron star. The observed main-sequence counterpart would then likely be in a wide orbit around the inner binary.

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Journal keyword(s): accretion, accretion disks - binaries: general - stars: neutron - X-rays: binaries - X-rays: individual: MAXI J1957+032 - X-rays: individual: MAXI J1957+032

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