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Concerning the occurrence of bow shocks around high-mass X-ray binaries



Year of publication 2019
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Astronomy & Astrophysics
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Faculty of Science

Keywords proper motions; binaries: general; stars: early-type; stars: kinematics and dynamics; infrared: ISM
Description Using the data from the space missions operating in the infrared and the astrometry from the Gaia satellite, we investigated the occurence of bow shocks around high-mass X-ray binaries. A number of circumstellar nebulae were found, however, genuine bow shocks were found to be rare, most likely due to low kinematical age of this class of objects - compared to the other types of runaway stars.
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