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An XMM-Newton Observation of IGR J16320-4751=AX J1631.9-4752

By J. Rodriguez, J. A. Tomsick, L. Foschini, R. Walter, A. Goldwurm, S. Corbel and P. Kaaret


Accepted for publication in Astronomy and Astrophysics Letter, 5 pages, 4 figuresThe hard X-ray sensitivity and arcminute position accuracy of the recently launched International Gamma-Ray Laboratory (INTEGRAL) has lead to the (re-)discovery of a class of heavily absorbed hard X-ray sources lying in the Galactic plane. We report on the analysis of an XMM observation of such a source IGR J16320-4751 = AX J1631.9-4752. Our analysis allowed us to obtain the most accurate X-ray position to date (Rodriguez et al. 2003), and to identify a likely infrared counterpart (Tomsick et al. 2003). We present the detailed analysis of the IGR J1632-4751 XMM spectra. The PN spectrum can be well represented by a single powerlaw or a comptonized spectrum with a high equivalent absorption column density of ~ 2 x10^{23} cm^{-2}. The current analysis and the comparison with the properties of other sources favor the possibility that the source is a Galactic X-Ray Binary (XRB). The identification of two candidate IR counterparts is in good agreement with this identification. The hard spectrum previously seen with ASCA, and the brightness of the candidate counterparts indicate that IGR J1632-4751 is most probably a highly absorbed High Mass X-ray Binary, hosting a neutron star

Topics: accretion, accretion disk, stars: individual: IGR J16320-4751, X-rays: binaries, X-rays: general, [PHYS.ASTR.CO]Physics [physics]/Astrophysics [astro-ph]/Cosmology and Extra-Galactic Astrophysics [astro-ph.CO], [SDU.ASTR]Sciences of the Universe [physics]/Astrophysics [astro-ph]
Publisher: 'EDP Sciences'
Year: 2003
DOI identifier: 10.1051/0004-6361:20031093
OAI identifier: oai:HAL:in2p3-00091829v1
Provided by: HAL-CEA
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