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Be X-ray Binary Outburst Zoo II

Kühnel, Matthias and Kretschmar, Peter and Nespoli, Elisa and Okazaki, Atsuo T. and Schönherr, Gabriele and Wilson-Hodge, Colleen A. and Falkner, Sebastian and Brand, Thorsten and Anders, Friedrich and Schwarm, Fritz-Walter and Kreykenbohm, Ingo and Müller, Sebastian and Pottschmidt, Katja and Fürst, Felix and Grinberg, Victoria and Wilms, Jörn (2014) Be X-ray Binary Outburst Zoo II. In: 10th INTEGRAL Workshop: "A Synergistic View of the High Energy Sky" - Integral2014. Proceedings of Science. No.228. SISSA , Trieste, Italy, Art. No. 78.

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We have continued our recently started systematic study of Be X-ray binary (BeXRB) outbursts. Specifically, we are developing a catalogue of outbursts including their basic properties based on nearly all available X-ray all-sky-monitors. These properties are derived by fitting asymmetric Gaussians to the outburst lightcurves. This model describes most of the outbursts covered by our preliminary catalogue well; only 13% of all datasets show more complex outburst shapes. Analyzing the basic properties, we reveal a strong correlation between the outburst length and the reached peak flux. As an example, we discuss possible models describing the observed correlation in EXO 2030+375.

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Kretschmar, Peter0000-0001-9840-2048
Wilson-Hodge, Colleen A.0000-0002-8585-0084
Falkner, Sebastian0000-0001-5209-991X
Kreykenbohm, Ingo0000-0001-7335-1803
Pottschmidt, Katja0000-0002-4656-6881
Fürst, Felix0000-0003-0388-0560
Grinberg, Victoria0000-0003-2538-0188
Wilms, Jörn0000-0003-2065-5410
Additional Information:Copyright owned by the author(s) under the term of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike. M. Kühnel acknowledges funding by the Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie under Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt grant 50OR1113. The figures shown in this paper were created using the SLXfig module, which was developed by John E. Davis. We thank the organizers of the 10th Integral Workshop “A Synergistic View of the High Energy Sky” for the the useful discussions triggered by this interesting and well organized workshop.
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