Suzaku Observation of the Anomalous X-Ray Pulsar CXOU J164710.2—455216

Sachindra Naik, Tadayasu Dotani, Nobuyuki Kawai, Motohide Kokubun, Takayasu Anada, Mikio Morii, Tatehiro Mihara, Teruaki Enoto, Madoka Kawaharada, Toshio Murakami, Yujin E. Nakagawa, Hiromitsu Takahashi (+2 others)
2008 Nippon Tenmon Gakkai obun kenkyu hokoku  
Suzaku TOO observation of the anomalous X-ray pulsar CXOU J164710.2-455216 was performed on 2006 September 23--24 for a net exposure of 38.8 ks. During the observation, the XIS was operated in 1/8 window option to achieve a time resolution of 1 s. Pulsations are clearly detected in the XIS light curves with a barycenter corrected pulse period of 10.61063(2) s. The XIS pulse profile shows 3 peaks of different amplitudes with RMS fractional amplitude of 11 0.2--6.0 keV energy band. Though the
more » ... ce was observed with the HXD of Suzaku, the data is highly contaminated by the nearby bright X-ray source GX 340+0 which was in the HXD field of view. The 1-10 keV XIS spectra are well fitted by two blackbody components. The temperatures of two blackbody components are found to be 0.61+/-0.01 keV and 1.22+/-0.06 keV and the value of the absorption column density is 1.73+/-0.03 x 10^22 atoms cm^-2. The observed source flux in 1-10 keV energy range is calculated to be 2.6 x 10^-11 ergs cm^-2 s^-1 with significant contribution from the soft blackbody component (kT = 0.61 keV). Pulse phase resolved spectroscopy of XIS data shows that the flux of the soft blackbody component consists of three narrow peaks, whereas the flux of the other component shows a single peak over the pulse period of the AXP. The blackbody radii changes between 2.2-2.7 km and 0.28-0.38 km (assuming the source distance to be 5 kpc) over pulse phases for the soft and hard components, respectively. The details of the results obtained from the timing and spectral analysis is presented.
doi:10.1093/pasj/60.2.237 fatcat:thpkyck23vgp3l2p66ihpromzu