Accession Number:

ADA318482

Title:

Ginga Studies of Black Hole Candidates: Multiwavelength Studies Using Temporal Lags and Coherence Function Analysis and Ginga Archival Studies of QPOs in LMXB Z-Sources.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 25 Nov 92-23 Nov 95,

Corporate Author:

STANFORD UNIV CA DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-05-25

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

The purpose of the research was to carry out analysis of x-ray temporal observations of several bright galactic x-ray binary systems containing neutron stars that are suspected to have weak magnetic fields and rapid spin periods and to study the X-ray timing signals from binaries suspected to contain black holes. Cygnus X-1 is such a source. The observations and analysis were done in a collaborative mode with the Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C. and the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science ISAS of Japan. The observations were performed with the orbiting Japanese x-ray observatory Ginga. Analysis was done on computers at Stanford University, NRL and ISAS.

Subject Categories:

  • Astrophysics
  • Astronomy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE