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A Multiwavelength Study of Cygnus X-3We present a global comparison of long term observations of the hard X-ray (20-100 keV), soft X-ray (1.5-12 keV), infrared (1-2 micron) and radio (2.25, 8.3 and 15 GHz) bands for the unusual X-ray binary Cygnus X-3. Data were obtained in the hard X-ray band from CGRO/BATSE, in the soft X-ray band from Rossi Xray Timing Explorer (RXTE)/ASM, in the radio band from the Green Bank Interferometer and Ryle Telescope and in the infrared band from various ground based observatories. Radio flares, quenched radio states and quiescent radio emission can all be associated with changes in the hard and soft X-ray intensity. The injection of plasma into the radio jet is directly related to changes in the hard and soft X-ray emission. The infrared observations are examined in the context of these findings.
Document ID
19990092479
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
McCollough, M. L (Universities Space Research Association Huntsville, AL United States)
Robinson, C. R. (Universities Space Research Association Huntsville, AL United States)
Zhang, S. N. (Universities Space Research Association Huntsville, AL United States)
Paciesas, W. S. (Alabama Univ. Huntsville, AL United States)
Harmon, B. A. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL United States)
Hjellming, R. M. (National Radio Astronomy Observatory United States)
Rupen, M. (National Radio Astronomy Observatory United States)
Waltman, E. B. (National Research Lab. United States)
Foster, R. S. (National Research Lab. United States)
Ghigo, F. D. (National Radio Astronomy Observatory United States)
Date Acquired
August 19, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1997
Subject Category
Space Radiation
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.