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The Galactic Bulge Survey X-ray observations

Jonker, P.G.; Bassa, C.G.; Nelemans, G.; Steeghs, D.; Torres M.A.P.; Maccarone, T.J.; Hynes, R.I.; Greiss, S.; Clem, J.; Dieball, A.; ...
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2011
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
We introduce the Galactic Bulge Survey (GBS) and we provide the Chandra source list for the region that has been observed to date. Among the goals of the GBS are constraining the neutron star (NS) equation of state and the black hole (BH) mass distribution via the identification of eclipsing NS and BH low-mass X-ray binaries (LMXBs). The GBS targets two strips of 6°x1° (12deg2 in total), one above (1°<b<2°) and one below (-2°<b←1°) the Galactic plane in the direction of the Galactic center at both X-ray and optical wavelengths. By avoiding the Galactic plane (-1°<b<1°) we limit the influence of extinction on the X-ray and optical emission but still sample relati...
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arXiv: Astrophysics::High Energy Astrophysical PhenomenaAstrophysics::Cosmology and Extragalactic AstrophysicsAstrophysics::Galaxy Astrophysics
free text keywords: accretion; accretion disks; binaries close ; X-rays: binaries, accretion, accretion disks, binaries close, X-rays: binaries, X-ray binary stars, Surveys
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NSF| Black Hole and Neutron Star Binaries in the Galactic Bulge Survey
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  • Funder: National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Project Code: 0908789
  • Funding stream: Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences | Division of Astronomical Sciences
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  • Funder: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
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