Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
Home

Long-term activity of the Rapid Burster

  • Vojtěch šimon (a1)

Abstract

The recurrence time $T_{\rm C}$ of outbursts of the remarkable and unique system, the Rapid Burster (MXB 1730–335), observed by ASM/RXTE, is analyzed by the method of the O–C residuals. The variations of $T_{\rm C}$ are large and occur all the time, but generally they are not chaotic; the mean value of $T_{\rm C}$ is 160 days between the years 1996–2005 but a large shortening of $T_{\rm C}$, accompanied by a large decrease of the maximum intensity $I_{\rm max}$ and the relative energy RE (energy output) of most outbursts, occurred in this interval. The outbursts are found to display a correlation between RE and $I_{\rm max}$, but no correlation with the outburst duration. The observed behaviour is discussed in terms of the thermal instability of the accretion disk. A comparison of this prototype with other neutron star soft X-ray transients, like Aql X-1 and 4U 1608–52, helps us find the common links in the disk behaviour in such systems.

    • Send article to Kindle

      To send this article to your Kindle, first ensure no-reply@cambridge.org is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part of your Kindle email address below. Find out more about sending to your Kindle. Find out more about sending to your Kindle.

      Note you can select to send to either the @free.kindle.com or @kindle.com variations. ‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be sent to your device when it is connected to wi-fi. ‘@kindle.com’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.

      Find out more about the Kindle Personal Document Service.

      Long-term activity of the Rapid Burster
      Available formats
      ×

      Send article to Dropbox

      To send this article to your Dropbox account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Dropbox.

      Long-term activity of the Rapid Burster
      Available formats
      ×

      Send article to Google Drive

      To send this article to your Google Drive account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Google Drive.

      Long-term activity of the Rapid Burster
      Available formats
      ×

Copyright

MathJax
MathJax is a JavaScript display engine for mathematics. For more information see http://www.mathjax.org.

Keywords

Long-term activity of the Rapid Burster

  • Vojtěch šimon (a1)

Metrics

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between <date>. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Usage data cannot currently be displayed