The high mass X-ray binary pulsar Centaurus X-3 was observed outside of eclipse by ASCA in February 1995. We find a 2 - 10 keV luminosity of 5*E(36) \ erg\ s(-1) and observe a double peaked pulse profile. We use pulse-phase resolved spectroscopy of the individual components of the 6 - 7 keV iron emission feature to probe the geometry of the X-ray emission region. There is possible evidence of Comptonization of the 6.4 keV iron fluorescence line which may be due to reflection from the accretion disk.
American Astronomical Society Meeting Abstracts
- Pub Date:
- December 1996