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Program Information for 2017B-0244


PI: Arash Bahramian, Michigan State U., bahramian@pa.msu.edu
Address: Department of Physics and Astronomy, East Lansing, MI, 48824-1116 USA

CoI: Craig Heinke, University of Alberta
CoI: Thomas Maccarone, Texas Technical University
CoI: Bailey Tetarenko, University of Alberta
CoI: Nathalie Degenaar, University of Amsterdam
CoI: Rudy Wijnands, University of Amsterdam
CoI: Gregory Sivakoff, University of Alberta
CoI: Jay Strader, Michigan State U.
CoI: Aarran Shaw, University of Alberta

Title: Determining the nature of donor stars in sub-luminous transient X-ray binaries

Abstract: Sub-luminous X-ray transients are systems which show X-ray outbursts that are too faint to be explained by our current disk instability theories. It is thought that this could be due to exotic nature of the donor star in these systems or inefficient accretion mechanisms. We wish to observe these systems in the Galactic bulge region in near-infrared during their outburst in order to study the companion star in these systems and shed light on the accretion mechanism in these systems.

Program Type: Standard/Galactic

Scheduled Nights:
Run 1 (2017B):  GEM-SQ/Flamingos2 -- 4.8hrs band 1 (GS-2017B-Q-2)


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