Conference

### The population of faint transients in the galactic centre

Abstract:

BeppoSAX has detected a population of faint transient Xray sources in the Galactic Centre. I show that a simple irradiated-disc picture gives a consistent fit to the properties of this population, and that it probably consists of low-mass X-ray binaries which have evolved beyond their minimum orbital periods similar to 80 min. Since all post-minimum systems are transient, and neutron-star LMXBs are more common than black-hole LMXBs in the Galaxy, the majority of these systems should contain n...

Publication status:
Published

### Authors

Volume:
229
Pages:
433-441
Publication date:
2001-01-01
URN:
uuid:3eee4f1c-253c-4f2a-a3f1-23445e783656
Source identifiers:
9686
Local pid:
pubs:9686
ISBN:
1-58381-061-7
Keywords: