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

ID# 4

4U 1755-338

V4134 Sgr

RA (h:m:s)  DEC (º:':")  J2000:
17:58:40.04 -33:48:26.80
( Bradt1983 )

Galactic l (º)  b (º)  J2000:
357.2155210  -04.8723618

Year of discovery: 1971  
( Giacconi1972 )

# of outbursts after discovery:


Basic data

Distance (d) 6.5±2.5 (kpc) Angelini2003
d above plane (z) -0.6±0.2 (kpc) Angelini2003
Orbital period ∼4.4 (h) White1984
Peak X-ray flux 1.17E-09
[2-10]
(erg/s/cm2) [keV] Giacconi1974
Outburst magnitude (AB) V∼18.5 (mag) Mason1985
Quiescent magnitude (AB) R>21.555 (mag) Wachter1998
E(B-V) 0.624 (mag) Schlafly2011
Spectral type
Notes 4U 1755-338 is a quasi persistent system. This system stayed in outburst for 25yr until 1996 ( Roberts1996 , Angelini2003 ). The distance is uncertain.

Optical/NIR magnitudes

Mag. Outburst (AB) Mason1985
V
∼18.5
Mag. Quiescence (AB) Wachter1998
R I V
>21.555 >21.309 >21.956
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