Accession Number:

ADA465015

Title:

RXTE Observations of BL Hyi and V2301 Oph

Descriptive Note:

Briefing charts

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC E O HULBURT CENTER FOR SPACE RESEARCH

Report Date:

1999-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

We acquired x-ray data for the AM Herculis systems BL Hyi and V2301 Oph using the PCA detector on the Rossi X-Ray Timing Explorer during September-November 1997. We also obtained broad-band optical photometry for BL Hyi using the 1.5m telescope at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory during September 1997, that was simultaneous with one short stretch of RXTE x-ray observations. In both systems the x-ray emission is consistent with a bright pole and a fainter pole. We find an orbit modulated optical QPO in BL Hyi consistent with previous results. We characterize the hard x-ray properties of these two systems in this poster.

Subject Categories:

  • Astrophysics
  • Astronomy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE