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The Astrophysical Journal, 612:L65L68, 2004 September 1 2004. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.
 

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The Astrophysical Journal, 612:L65­L68, 2004 September 1
2004. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.
RESOLVING X-RAY SOURCES FROM B STARS SPECTROSCOPICALLY: THE EXAMPLE OF m LEPORIS
Ehud Behar,1
Maurice Leutenegger,2
Rami Doron,3
Manuel Gu¨del,4
Uri Feldman,5
Marc Audard,2
and Steven M. Kahn6
Received 2004 June 15; accepted 2004 July 16; published 2004 August 3
ABSTRACT
We present high-resolution X-ray observations of the chemically peculiar late-type B star m Lep. However, we
find spectroscopic and astrometric evidence, which shows that the X-rays are not traced back to the B star itself
but rather to a previously unresolved companion, m Lep-B, whose X-ray spectrum resembles that of a coronally
active source. We discuss the possibility that m Lep-B is a pre­main-sequence companion, most likely of the
nonaccreting magnetically active type.
Subject headings: stars: activity -- stars: chemically peculiar -- stars: coronae -- stars: pre­main-sequence --
X-rays: stars

  

Source: Audard, Marc - INTEGRAL Science Data Centre & Observatory of Geneva, Université de Genève

 

Collections: Physics