HEAD 2000, November 2000
Session 23. X-Ray Binaries
Display, Wednesday, November 8, 2000, 8:00am-6:00pm, Bora Bora Ballroom

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[23.01] High Resolution Radio Images of X-ray Binary, Cygnus X-3, after a Large Radio Flare in April 2000

A. J. Mioduszewski (U. of Sydney), M. P. Rupen, R. M. Hjellming (NRAO)

Cygnus X-3 is one of the growing number of X-ray binaries known to have relativistic outflows. In Cyg X-3 these outflows occur during and after large flares in the radio which are always associated with activity in the hard and soft X-ray. On 1 April 2000 and for several days afterwards, Cygnus experienced several large (>10 Jy) flares. Here we present high resolution VLBA images of Cyg X-3 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 20 days after the peak of the first large flare. We will compare these images to previous VLBA observations in February 1997, which showed a curved one-sided relativistic jet.

The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: amiodusz@physics.usyd.edu.au

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