PI: Arash Bahramian, Michigan State U., firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Run 1 (2017B): GEM-SQ/Flamingos2 -- 4.8hrs band 1 (GS-2017B-Q-2)
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