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ID# 39

Swift J1753.5-0127

( Fender2005 )

RA     [J2000]     DEC

[]          []

17:53:28.29  -01:27:06.22

ℓ                      b

[deg]                            [deg]

024.8976155  +12.18607327

Year of discovery: 2005  
( Palmer2005 )

# of outbursts after discovery:

Basic data

Distance [kpc] ∼6±2 CadolleBel2007
Distance to the plane (z) [kpc] ∼1.3±0.4 CadolleBel2007
Orbital period (Porb) [h] 3.244±0.001 Zurita2008
Peak X-ray flux [erg s-1 cm-2]
Outburst magnitude (AB) R∼15.85 Halpern2005
Quiescent magnitude (AB) V>21.0 CadolleBel2007
E(B-V) [mag] 0.45 Rahoui2015

Strictly speaking it is not a dynamical BH but there is either a robust mass function or mass determination suggesting the presence of a BH


Swift J1753.5-0127 remained in a low/hard X-ray state since its outburst in 2005 until 2016. In June 2015, it reached its lowest flux since its outburst ( Neustroev2015 ). After 11 years in outburst, it started to decay towards its quiescent state around September 2016 ( Russell2016 ). By early November 2016, the source was not detected in X-rays by Swift ( Shaw2016a ).
There is a discrepance between the K2,Porb and M1 measured by Neustroev2014 and Shaw2016 .
The FWHM(Hα) scaling ( Casares2015 ) coupled with the Porb ( Zurita2008 ) strongly indicates a BH ( Shaw2016 ).
Gandhi2019 obtained a distance of 7.15+3.99-2.48 kpc from Gaia DR2.

Dynamical parameters

Orbital period [h] 3.244±0.001 Zurita2008
Star's spectral type >M2 Zurita2008
Star's radial velocity amplitude (K2) [km/s] >808±76 Shaw2016
Mass function 'f(M1)' [M] 0.69±0.04 Neustroev2014
BH mass (M1) [M] >7.4±1.2 Shaw2016
Mass ratio (q=M2/M1) ≥0.04±0.03 Neustroev2014
Inclination angle (i) [deg] ≥40 Neustroev2014
Rot. broadening (v sini) [km/s]

Optical/NIR magnitudes

Mag. Outburst (AB)
Mag. Quiescent (AB)
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Swift J1753.5-0127 in Simbad

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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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Last modified: 27 August 2021.