The Swift view of supergiant fast X-ray transients

L. Sidoli, P. Romano, L. Ducci, A. Paizis, S. Vercellone, G. Cusumano, V. La Parola, V. Mangano, D. N. Burrows, J. A. Kennea, H. A. Krimm, N. Gehrels

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Abstract

We report here on the recent results of a monitoring campaign we have been carrying out with Swift/XRT on a sample of four Supergiant Fast X-ray Transients. The main goal of this large programme (with a net SwiftXRT exposure of ∼540 ks, updated to 2009, August, 31) is to address several main open issues related to this new class of High Mass X-ray Binaries (HMXBs) hosting OB supergiant stars as companions. Here we summarize the most important results obtained between October 2007 and August 2009.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationX-ray Astronomy-2009
Subtitle of host publicationPresent Status, Multi-Wavelength Approach and Future Perspectives - Proceedings of the International Conference
Pages89-92
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 26 2010
EventInternational Conference on X-ray Astronomy-2009: Present Status, Multi-Wavelength Approach and Future Perspectives - Bologna, Italy
Duration: Sep 7 2009Sep 11 2009

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1248
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

OtherInternational Conference on X-ray Astronomy-2009: Present Status, Multi-Wavelength Approach and Future Perspectives
CountryItaly
CityBologna
Period9/7/099/11/09

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Sidoli, L., Romano, P., Ducci, L., Paizis, A., Vercellone, S., Cusumano, G., ... Gehrels, N. (2010). The Swift view of supergiant fast X-ray transients. In X-ray Astronomy-2009: Present Status, Multi-Wavelength Approach and Future Perspectives - Proceedings of the International Conference (pp. 89-92). (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 1248). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3475363