Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 510, 6133-6149 (2022/March-2)
Melnick 33Na: a very massive colliding-wind binary system in 30 Doradus.
BESTENLEHNER J.M., CROWTHER P.A., BROOS P.S., POLLOCK A.M.T. and TOWNSLEY L.K.
Abstract (from CDS):
We present spectroscopic analysis of the luminous X-ray source Melnick 33Na (Mk 33Na, HSH95 16) in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) 30 Doradus region (Tarantula Nebula), utilizing new time-series Very Large Telescope/Ultraviolet and Visual Echelle Spectrograph spectroscopy. We confirm Mk 33Na as a double-lined O-type spectroscopic binary with a mass ratio q = 0.63 ± 0.02, e = 0.33 ± 0.01, and orbital period of 18.3 ± 0.1 d, supporting the favoured period from X-ray observations obtained via the Tarantula - Revealed by X-rays survey. Disentangled spectra of each component provide spectral types of OC2.5 If* and O4 V for the primary and secondary, respectively. Unusually for an O supergiant the primary exhibits strong C IV 4658 emission and weak N V 4603-20, justifying the OC classification. Spectroscopic analysis favours extreme physical properties for the primary (Teff = 50 kK, log L/L☉ = 6.15) with system components of M1 = 83 ± 19 M☉ and M2 = 48 ± 11 M☉ obtained from evolutionary models, which can be reconciled with results from our orbital analysis (e.g. M1sin 3i = 20.0 ± 1.2 M☉) if the system inclination is ∼38° and it has an age of 0.9-1.6 Myr. This establishes Mk 33Na as one of the highest mass binary systems in the LMC, alongside other X-ray luminous early-type binaries Mk34 (WN5h+WN5h), R144 (WN5/6h+WN6/7h), and especially R139 (O6.5 Iafc + O6 Iaf).
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stars: binaries - stars: fundamental parameters - stars: individual: Melnick 33Na - stars: massive
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