An X-ray Binary Model for the Galactic Center Source IRS 13E

R.F. Coker & J.M. Pittard

(1) Department of Physics and Astronomy,, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT UK, email:,

Paper: A &A, in press

EPrint Server: astro-ph/0008091


We present several models for IRS 13E, an infrared, mm and X-ray source in the Galactic Center. Our favored interpretation is that of an early-type binary with strong colliding winds emission. This naturally explains the observed X-ray count rate and the strong IR emission lines, and has a distinct advantage over competing hypotheses based upon a single star or BH system.

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