• Multi-wavelength view of the galactic black-hole binary GRS 1716–249

• # Fulltext

https://www.ias.ac.in/article/fulltext/joaa/042/0039

• # Keywords

Black holes; X-ray binary; NIR/optical/UV; synchrotron emission; jets.

• # Abstract

The origins of X-ray and radio emissions during an X-ray binary outburst are comparatively better understood than those of ultraviolet, optical and infrared radiation. This is because multiple competing mechanisms – emission from intrinsic and irradiated disk, secondary star emission, synchrotron emissionfrom jet and/or non-thermal electron cloud, etc – peak in these mid-energy ranges. Ascertaining the true emission mechanism and segregating the contribution of different mechanisms, if present, is important for correct understanding of the energetics of the system and hence its geometry and other properties. We have studied the multi-wavelength spectral energy distribution of the galactic X-ray binary GRS 1716-249 ranging from near infrared ($5 \times 10^{-4}$ keV) to hard X-rays (120 keV) using observations from AstroSat, Swift, and Mount Abu Infrared Observatory. Broadband spectral fitting suggests that the irradiated accretion disk dominates emission in ultraviolet and optical regimes. The near infrared emission exhibits some excess thanthe prediction of the irradiated disk model, which is most likely due to Synchrotron emission from jets as suggested by radio emission. Irradiation of the inner disk by the hard X-ray emission from the Corona also plays a significant role in accounting for the soft X-ray emission.

• # Author Affiliations

1. Physical Research Laboratory, Navarangpura, Ahmedabad 380 009, India.
2. Indian Institute of Technology, Palaj 382 355, India.
3. Inter-University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Ganeshkhind, Pune 411 007, India.
4. Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur 208 016, India.

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Volume 44, 2023
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