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From SN 2010da to NGC 300 ULX-1: Ten Years of Observations of an Unusual High Mass X-Ray Binary in NGC 300

Binder, Breanna A. and Carpano, Stefania and Heida, Marianne and Lau, Ryan (2020) From SN 2010da to NGC 300 ULX-1: Ten Years of Observations of an Unusual High Mass X-Ray Binary in NGC 300. Galaxies, 8 (1). Art. No. 17. ISSN 2075-4434. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20200227-072944888

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Abstract

In May 2010, an intermediate luminosity optical transient was discovered in the nearby galaxy NGC 300 by a South African amateur astronomer. In the decade since its discovery, multi-wavelength observations of the misnamed “SN 2010da” have continually reshaped our understanding of this high mass X-ray binary system. In this review, we present an overview of the multi-wavelength observations and attempt to understand the 2010 transient event, and later, the reclassification of this system as NGC 300 ULX-1: a red supergiant + neutron star ultraluminous X-ray source.


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Heida, Marianne0000-0002-1082-7496
Additional Information:© 2020 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). Received: 2 November 2019; Accepted: 10 February 2020; Published: 18 February 2020. The authors would like to thank the anonymous referees for comments and suggestions that significantly improved this manuscript. The authors would also like to thank Edo Berger and Rubab Khan for granting permission to reproduce figures from The Astronomer’s Telegram postings, and Emily Levesque and Benjamin Williams for comments that improved early versions of this manuscript. This research received no external funding. Author Contributions: Conceptualization, B.A.B.; writing—original draft preparation, B.A.B., S.C., M.H. and R.L.; writing—review and editing, and visualization, B.A.B. All authors have read and agreed to the published version of the manuscript. The authors declare no conflict of interest.
Subject Keywords:SN 2010da; NGC 300 ULX-1; supernova impostor; high mass X-ray binary; ultraluminous X-ray source; neutron star; multi-wavelength observations
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Official Citation:Binder, B.A.; Carpano, S.; Heida, M.; Lau, R. From SN 2010da to NGC 300 ULX-1: Ten Years of Observations of an Unusual High Mass X-Ray Binary in NGC 300. Galaxies 2020, 8, 17
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