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# Suzaku and Optical Spectroscopic Observations of SS 433 in the 2006 April Multiwavelength Campaign

01/2010;
Source: arXiv

ABSTRACT We report results of the 2006 April multi-wavelengths campaign of SS 433, focusing on X-ray data observed with Suzaku at two orbital phases (in- and out-of- eclipse) and simultaneous optical spectroscopic observations. By analyzing the Fe25 K_alpha lines originating from the jets, we detect rapid variability of the Doppler shifts, dz/dt ~ 0.019/0.33 day^-1, which is larger than those expected from the precession and/or nodding motion. This phenomenon probably corresponding to "jitter" motions observed for the first time in X-rays, for which significant variability both in the jet angle and intrinsic speed is required. From the time lag of optical Doppler curves from those of X-rays, we estimate the distance of the optical jets from the base to be ~(3-4) \times 10^14 cm. Based on the radiatively cooling jet model, we determine the innermost temperature of the jets to be T_0 = 13 +/- 2 keV and 16 +/- 3 keV (the average of the blue and red jets) for the out-of-eclipse and in-eclipse phase, respectively, from the line intensity ratio of Fe25 K_alpha and Fe26 K_alpha. While the broad band continuum spectra over the 5--40 keV band in eclipse is consistent with a multi-temperature bremsstrahlung emission expected from the jets, and its reflection component from cold matter, the out-of-eclipse spectrum is harder than the jet emission with the base temperature determined above, implying the presence of an additional hard component. Comment: 12 pages, 15 figures, accepted for publication in PASJ

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