The ULX NGC 1313 X-2: An optical study revealing an interesting behavior

Fabien Grisé, Manfred W. Pakull, Roberto Soria, Christian Motch

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Abstract

We present a summary of our ongoing efforts to study one of the brightest ultraluminous X-ray source, NGC 1313 X-2. Despite a large coverage in the X-rays, much of the information we have about the source and its environment comes from optical wavelengths. Here, we report on the properties of the stellar environment, and the differences in the optical counterpart between our two observing epochs (2003-2004 and 2007-2008). We summarize our ongoing program designed to look for radial velocity variations in the optical spectra and for photometric variability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSIMBOL-X
Subtitle of host publicationFocusing on the Hard X-Ray Universe - 2nd International Simbol-X Symposium
Pages201-203
Number of pages3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 10 2009
Event2nd International Simbol-X Symposium: Focusing on the Hard X-Ray Universe - Paris, France
Duration: Dec 2 2008Dec 5 2008

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1126
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

Other2nd International Simbol-X Symposium: Focusing on the Hard X-Ray Universe
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period12/2/0812/5/08

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Grisé, F., Pakull, M. W., Soria, R., & Motch, C. (2009). The ULX NGC 1313 X-2: An optical study revealing an interesting behavior. In SIMBOL-X: Focusing on the Hard X-Ray Universe - 2nd International Simbol-X Symposium (pp. 201-203). (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 1126). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3149412