AAS 205th Meeting, 9-13 January 2005
Session 107 Binary Stars Including Theory and Activity
Poster, Wednesday, January 12, 2005, 9:20am-6:30pm, Exhibit Hall

Previous   |   Session 107   |   Next

[107.07] X-ray Spectral Analysis of the R Aqr Jets

J. M. DePasquale, C. A. Anderson, J. S. Nichols, E. Kellogg, J. L. Sokoloski (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), J. A. Pedelty (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)

We present x-ray spectral analysis for the northeast and the southwest opposing jets emanating from the accreting white dwarf of the symbiotic system R Aqr. Low resolution Chandra spectra for two epochs separated by 3.3 years are fit with model spectra including X-ray emission lines of C V, C VI, N VI, O VII, and O VIII in the range of 0.2 to 1 keV. We compare derived temperature, density, and abundance parameters between both jets and between the two observations taken in September 2000 and January 2004. These parameters of the shocked-heated gas in the R Aqr jets provide insight into the origin of the jets and their evolution. We acknowledge the support of NASA contract NAS8 39073 and grant G04-5030A.

Previous   |   Session 107   |   Next

Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, 36 5
© 2004. The American Astronomical Society.