Wachter, Stefanie (2008) Spitzer Space Telescope observations of low mass X-ray binaries. In: A Population Explosion: The Nature & Evolution of X-ray Binaries in Diverse Environments. AIP Conference Proceedings (1010). American Institute of Physics , Melville, NY, pp. 210-214. ISBN 978-0-7354-0530-1 http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20090728-140830835
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We present preliminary results from our archival Spitzer Space Telescope program aimed at characterizing the mid-IR properties of compact objects, both isolated and in binary systems, i.e. white dwarfs, X-ray binaries, cataclysmic variables, and magnetars. Most of these sources are too faint at mid-IR wavelengths to be observable from the ground, so this study provides the very first comprehensive look at the mid-IR emission of these objects. Here we present our results for the low mass X-ray binaries. We considered all of the systems listed in the most recent catalog of Liu et al. (2007) that have known optical counterparts. The particular goals of our projects encompass: to establish the mid-IR spectral energy distribution, to search for the signatures of jets, circumbinary disks, low mass or planetary companions and debris disks, and to study the local environment of these sources.
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|Additional Information:||© 2008 American Institute of Physics. The research described in this poster was carried out, in part, at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, and was sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration through a grant to the PI. We made use of data products from the 2 Micron All Sky Survey, which is a joint project of the University of Massachusetts and the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center/California Institute of Technology, funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the National Science Foundation. It also utilized NASA’s Astrophysics Data System Abstract Service and the SIMBAD database operated by CDS, Strasbourg, France.|
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|Deposited By:||Tony Diaz|
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