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Published August 1, 1972 | Published
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On the Optical Search for Centaurus X-3


The optical eclipsing binary LR Cen has been eliminated as a candidate for Cen X-3 on the basis of a real discrepancy of orbital periods. We believe that the position coincidence of Wray 795 with Cen X-3 is not statistically significant.

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© 1972 American Astronomical Society. Received 1972 June 5. We would like to express our appreciation to Mr. Howard Lanning for his assistance in obtaining some of the observational material presented here, to Dr. J. P. Swings for obtaining a number of spectrograms during his observing run at Las Campanas, and to American Science and Engineering, Inc., for providing information on this source in advance of publication. This work was supported in part by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration under grant NGR 09-140-009 to the Carnegie Institution of Washington.

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