BlackCAT A Catalog of Stellar-Mass Black Holes in X-ray Binaries

ID# 10

SLX 1746-331

RA (h:m:s)  DEC (º:':")  J2000:
17:49:48.94 -33:12:11.60
( Torres2007b )

Galactic l (º)  b (º)  J2000:
356.8092322  -02.9735808

Year of discovery: 1985  
( Skinner1990 )

# of outbursts after discovery: 2

Basic data

Distance (d) (kpc)
d above plane (z) (kpc)
Orbital period (h)
Peak X-ray flux 1.37E-08
(erg/s/cm2) [keV] XTE/ASM
Outburst magnitude (AB) Ks=18.78±0.06 (mag) Torres2007b
Quiescent magnitude (AB) (mag)
E(B-V) 1.278 (mag) Schlafly2011
Spectral type
Notes SLX 1746-331 is a galactic centre source and therefore suffer of large extinction. It showed outbursts in 2003 ( Markwardt2003b ) and 2007 ( Markwardt2007 ). The peak X-ray flux is taken from the 2003 outburst. It also showed some activity in 2011 ( Ozawa2011 ).

Optical/NIR magnitudes

Mag. Outburst (AB) Torres2007b
Mag. Quiescence (AB)
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SLX 1746-331 in Simbad
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Object marked with lines

Finding charts reference: Torres2007b

Finding chart
This research has made use of NASA's Astrophysics Data System (ADS) and the SIMBAD database operated at CDS (Strasbourg, France)
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