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Probing black hole x-ray binaries with the Keck telescopes
Author(s): Emilios T. Harlaftis; Alex V. Filippenko
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Paper Abstract

The advent of the large effective apertures of the Keck telescopes has resulted in the determination with unprecedented accuracy of the mass functions and mass ratios of faint x-ray transients as well as constraining the main- sequence companion star parameters and producing images of the accretion disks around the black holes.

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Date Published: 29 June 2000
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4005, Discoveries and Research Prospects from 8- to 10-Meter-Class Telescopes, (29 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.390146
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Emilios T. Harlaftis, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics/National Observatory of Athens (Greece)
Alex V. Filippenko, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4005:
Discoveries and Research Prospects from 8- to 10-Meter-Class Telescopes
Jacqueline Bergeron, Editor(s)

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