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Astronomy and Astrophysics 501 (2009) 1-13
Detailed Radio to Soft Gamma-ray Studies of the 2005 Outburst of the New X-ray Transient XTE J1818-245
M. Cadolle Bel, L. Prat1, 2, J. Rodriguez1, 2, M. Ribo, L. Barragan, P. D'Avanzo, D.C. Hannikainen, E. Kuulkers, S. Campana, J. Moldon, S. Chaty, J.A. Zurita Heras1, 2, A. Goldwurm2, 3, P. Goldoni2, 3

XTE J1818-245 is an X-ray nova that experienced an outburst in 2005, first seen by the RXTE satellite. The source was observed simultaneously at various wavelengths up to soft gamma-rays with the INTEGRAL satellite, from 2005 February to September. X-ray novae are extreme systems that often harbor a black hole, and are known to emit throughout the electromagnetic spectrum when in outburst. We analyzed radio, (N)IR, optical, X-ray and soft gamma-ray observations and constructed simultaneous broad-band X-ray spectra. Analyzing both the light curves in various energy ranges and the hardness-intensity diagram enabled us to study the long-term behavior of the source. Spectral parameters were typical of the Soft Intermediate States and the High Soft States of a black hole candidate. The source showed relatively small spectral variations in X-rays with considerable flux variation in radio. Spectral studies showed that the accretion disc cooled down from 0.64 to 0.27 keV in 100 days and that the total flux decreased while the relative flux of the hot medium increased. Radio emission was detected several times, and, interestingly, five days after entering the HSS. Modeling the spectral energy distribution from the radio to the soft gamma-rays reveals that the radio flares arise from several ejection events. XTE J1818-245 is likely a black hole candidate transient source that might be closer than the Galactic Bulge. The results from the data analysis trace the physical changes that took place in the system at a maximum bolometric luminosity of (0.4-0.9)e38 erg/s (assuming a distance between 2.8-4.3 kpc) and they are discussed within the context of disc and jet models.
1 :  AIM - UMR 7158 - Astrophysique Interactions Multi-échelles
2 :  SAp - Service d'Astrophysique
3 :  APC - UMR 7164 - AstroParticule et Cosmologie
Physique/Astrophysique/Phénomènes cosmiques de haute energie

Planète et Univers/Astrophysique/Phénomènes cosmiques de haute energie
black hole physics – stars – individual – XTE J1818-245 – gamma rays – observations – X-rays – binaries – infrared – general – radio continuum
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