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Title: Suzaku observation of the black hole binary 4U 1630-47 in the very high state

We report the results from an X-ray and near-infrared observation of the Galactic black hole binary 4U 1630-47 in the very high state (VHS), performed with Suzaku and the Infrared Survey Facility around the peak of the 2012 September-October outburst. The X-ray spectrum is approximated by a steep power law, with photon index of 3.2, identifying the source as being in the VHS. A more detailed fit shows that the X-ray continuum is well described by a multicolor disk, together with thermal and nonthermal Comptonization. The inner disk appears slightly truncated by comparison with a previous high/soft state of this source, even taking into account energetic coupling between the disk and corona, although there are uncertainties due to the dust-scattering correction. The near-infrared fluxes are higher than the extrapolated disk model, showing that there is a contribution from irradiation in the outer disk and/or the companion star at these wavelengths. Our X-ray spectra do not show the Doppler-shifted iron emission lines indicating a baryonic jet that were seen four days previously in an XMM-Newton observation, despite the source being in a similar state. There are also no significant absorption lines from highly ionized iron lines as are seen in themore » previous high/soft state data. We show that the increased source luminosity is not enough on its own to make the wind so highly ionized as to be undetectable. This shows that the disk wind has changed in terms of its launch radius and/or density compared to the high/soft state.« less
Authors:
; ; ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4] ;  [5] ;  [6] ;  [7]
  1. Department of Astronomy, Kyoto University, Kitashirakawa-Oiwake-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8502 (Japan)
  2. Department of Electronic Information Systems, Shibaura Institute of Technology, 307 Fukasaku, Minuma-ku, Saitama 337-8570 (Japan)
  3. Department of Physics, University of Durham, South Road, Durham, DH1 3LE (United Kingdom)
  4. ISS Science Project Office, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), 2-1-1 Sengen, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8505 (Japan)
  5. Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Science, Tohoku University, Sendai, Miyagi 980-8578 (Japan)
  6. National Institutes of Natural Science National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) 2-21-1 Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8588 (Japan)
  7. Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Kagoshima University, 1-21-35 Korimoto, Kagoshima, Kagoshima 890-0065 (Japan)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22364897
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Astrophysical Journal; Journal Volume: 790; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; ABSORPTION; ACCRETION DISKS; APPROXIMATIONS; BINARY STARS; BLACK HOLES; CORRECTIONS; DENSITY; DOPPLER EFFECT; DUSTS; EMISSION; INFRARED SURVEYS; IRON; LUMINOSITY; SCATTERING; STARS; WAVELENGTHS; X RADIATION; X-RAY SPECTRA