Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser.
Volume 126, Number 2, December I 1997
|Page(s)||237 - 240|
|Published online||15 December 1997|
Near-IR photometry of southern X-ray binary systems
Physics Dept., The University, Southampton, SO17 3BJ, UK
2 S.A.A.O., P.O. Box 9, Observatory 7935, South Africa
3 Departmento de Astronomia, Universidad de Valencia, 46100 Burjassot, Spain
4 Astrophysics Group, Liverpool John Moores Univ, Liverpool, L3 3AF, UK
5 University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, KY16 9SS, UK
Send offprint request to: M.J. Coe
Accepted: 3 March 1997
We report IR measurements of 30 optical counterparts to a group of possible and probable High Mass X-ray Binaries (HMXRBs). In the majority of the systems these measurements represent the first reported IR flux values. In common with many other similar systems, the results show the presence of a strong, frequently variable IR signal. The implications of some of the results are discussed.
Key words: stars: binaries / X-rays: stars
© European Southern Observatory (ESO), 1997