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

ID# 49

MAXI J1659-152

V2862 Oph

RA (h:m:s)  DEC (º:':")  J2000:
16:59:01.68 -15:15:28.73
( Paragi2010 Paragi2013 )

Galactic l (º)  b (º)  J2000:
005.5153001  +16.5261885

Year of discovery: 2010  
( Negoro2010 )

# of outbursts after discovery:

Non-dynamical but there is either a mass function or a mass determination suggesting the presence of a BH

Basic data

Distance (d) 8.6±3.7 (kpc) Kuulkers2013
d above plane (z) 2.45±1.05 (kpc) Kuulkers2013
Orbital period 2.414±0.005 (h) Kuulkers2013
Peak X-ray flux 6.80E-09
(erg/s/cm2) [keV] Munoz-Darias2011
Outburst magnitude (AB) V=16.756 (mag) Russell2010
Quiescent magnitude (AB) r'=23.7±0.1 (mag) Kong2012
E(B-V) 0.34 (mag) DAvanzo2010

Dynamical parameters

Orbital period 2.414±0.005 (h) Kuulkers2013
Star's spectral type ~M5V Kuulkers2013
Star's radial velocity amplitude (K2) (km/s)
Mass function 'f(M1)' (M)
BH mass (M1) 5.8±2.2 (M) Yamaoka2012
Mass ratio (q=M/M1)
Inclination angle (i) ∼70±10 (deg) Kuulkers2013
Rot. broadening (v sini) (km/s)

Optical/NIR magnitudes

Mag. Outburst (AB) Russell2010
Mag. Quiescence (AB) Kong2012
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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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