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Tandem Swift and INTEGRAL Data to Revisit the Orbital and Superorbital Periods of 1E1740.7-2942

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Author(s):
Stecchini, Paulo Eduardo ; Castro, Manuel ; Jablonski, Francisco ; D'Amico, Flavio ; Braga, Joao
Total Authors: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: Astrophysical Journal Letters; v. 843, n. 1 JUL 1 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 1
Abstract

The black hole candidate 1E 1740.7-2942 is one of the strongest hard X-ray sources in the Galactic Center region. No counterparts in longer wavelengths have been identified for this object yet. The presence of characteristic timing signatures in the flux history of X-ray sources has been shown to be an important diagnostic tool for the properties of these systems. Using simultaneous data from NASA's Swift and ESA's INTEGRAL missions, we have found two periodic signatures at 12.61 +/- 0.06 days and 171.1 +/- 3.0 days in long-term hard X-ray light curves of 1E 1740.7-2942. We interpret those as the orbital and superorbital periods of the object, respectively. The reported orbital period is in good agreement with previous studies of 1E 1740.7-2942 using NASA's RXTE data. We present here the first firm evidence of a superorbital period for 1E 1740.7-2942, which has important implications for the nature of the binary system. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/25972-0 - Development and characterization of the detector system of the MIRAX experiment
Grantee:Manuel Antonio Castro Ávila
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 13/26258-4 - Superdense matter in the universe
Grantee:Manuel Máximo Bastos Malheiro de Oliveira
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants