PI: Albert Kong, National Tsing Hua University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: Institute of Astronomy, 101, Section 2, Kuang-Fu Road, Hsinchu 30013, Taiwan
CoI: Phyllis Yen, National Tsing Hua University
Title: Orbital modulation of the black hole binary MAXI J1659-152
Abstract: We propose to observe the black hole binary MAXI J1659-152 with Gemini/GMOS-S. Based on X-ray observations, a 2.4-hr orbital period is proposed and if it is true, MAXI J1659-152 will be the shortest orbital period black hole binary system. The aim of this observation is to obtain the best optical lightcurve of the source during its quiescent state. This will provide an ultimate test of the proposed 2.4-hr orbital period of the system. We will also apply lightcurve modeling technique to extract the system geometry.
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