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

ID# 44

SWIFT J174540.2-290005

RA (h:m:s)  DEC (º:':")  J2000:
17:45:40.10 -29:00:06.40
( Kennea2006a )

Galactic l (º)  b (º)  J2000:
359.9494702  -00.0431583

Year of discovery: 2006  
( Kennea2006 )

# of outbursts after discovery:

Basic data

Distance (d) (kpc)
d above plane (z) (kpc)
Orbital period (h)
Peak X-ray flux 4.98E-12
(erg/s/cm2) [keV] Kennea2006
Outburst magnitude (AB) Ks>19.55 (mag) Wang2006
Quiescent magnitude (AB) (mag)
E(B-V) 10 (mag) Schlafly2011
Spectral type
Notes Swift J174540.2-290005 is 1 pc from Sgr A* assuming an 8.5 kpc distance ( Kennea2006 ). If this transient is an X-ray binary it would be a LMXB ( Wang2006 ). VLA observations did not detect a radio counterpart leaving open the possibility of magnetar or a LMXB hosting a NS or BH ( Bower2016 )

Optical/NIR magnitudes

Mag. Outburst (AB) Wang2006
Mag. Quiescence (AB)
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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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