Very fast photometric and X-ray observations of the intermediate polar V2069 Cygni (RX J2123.7+4217)

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Nasiroglu I., Slowikowska A., Kanbach G., Haberl F.

MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY, cilt.420, sa.4, ss.3350-3359, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 420 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2011.20256.x
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.3350-3359


We present fast timing photometric observations of the intermediate polar V2069 Cygni (RX J2123.7+4217) using the Optical Timing Analyzer (OPTIMA) at the 1.3-m telescope of Skinakas Observatory. The optical (450950 nm) light curve of V2069 Cygni was measured with sub-second resolution for the first time during 2009 July and revealed a double-peaked pulsation with a period of 743.38 +/- 0.25 s. A similar double-peaked modulation was found in the simultaneous Swift satellite observations. We suggest that this period represents the spin of the white dwarf accretor. Moreover, we present results from a detailed analysis of the XMMNewton observation, which also shows a double-peaked modulation, however shifted in phase, with a period of 742.35 +/- 0.23 s. The X-ray spectra obtained from the XMMNewton European Photon Imaging Camera (EPIC) instruments were modelled by a plasma emission and a soft blackbody component with a partial covering photoelectric absorption model with a covering fraction of 0.65. An additional Gaussian emission line at 6.385 keV with an equivalent width of 243 eV is required to account for fluorescent emission from neutral iron. The iron fluorescence (similar to 6.4 keV) and Fe xxvi lines similar to 6.95 keV) are clearly resolved in the EPIC spectra. In the PorbPspin diagram of intermediate polars, V2069 Cyg shows a low spin-to-orbit ratio of similar to 0.0276 in comparison with similar to 0.1 for other intermediate polars.