OSSE observations of HeculesX-1 during the main-on state

M. Kunz*, E. Kendziorra, P. Kretschmar, M. Maisack, R. Staubert, M. P. Ulmer, J. D. Kurfess, R. B. Wilson

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The binary X-ray pulsar Her X-1 has been observed by CGRO-OSSE during its Main-On state in July 1994. The average pulse period is determined. Main-On pulse profiles in the 30-60 keV range for successive binary orbits are compatible with a constant pulse width. A thin thermal bremsstrahlung spectrum is fitted to the phase average data, yielding kT = 15(1) keV.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)233-234
Number of pages2
JournalAstronomy and Astrophysics Supplement Series
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1996


  • Her X-1 -X-rays
  • Individual
  • Pulsars
  • Stars

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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