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Fast infrared variability from a relativistic jet in GX 339-4

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We present the discovery of fast infrared/X-ray correlated variability in the black hole transient GX 339-4. The source was observed with subsecond time resolution simultaneously with Very Large Telescope/Infrared Spectrometer And Array Camera and Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer/Proportional Counter Array in 2008 August, during its persistent low-flux highly variable hard state. The data show a strong correlated variability, with the infrared emission lagging the X-ray emission by 100 ms. The sho...

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University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Sub department:
Astrophysics
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Sub department:
Astrophysics
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Journal:
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Volume:
404
Issue:
1
Pages:
L21-L25
Publication date:
2010-05-01
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EISSN:
1745-3933
ISSN:
0035-8711
Source identifiers:
361974
Language:
English
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2013-11-16

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