THE NOISE IN THE 35-D CYCLE OF HER X-1

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1993-11-15
Baykal, Altan
DEETER, JE
SCOTT, DM
We calculate the power density spectrum of fluctuations in the X-ray turn-on times of Her X-1, including new data which extend the X-ray and optical flux observations to a span of over 20 yr with 221 distinct 35-d high-low flux cycles. If we assume that turn-on times define the period of the 35-d clock, this statistical interpretation of turn-on behaviour is consistent with a white-noise process in the first derivative of the 35-d phase fluctuations (or a random walk in clock phase). We discuss the implications of considering the 35-d clock mechanism as a noise process.
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A. Baykal, J. DEETER, and D. SCOTT, “THE NOISE IN THE 35-D CYCLE OF HER X-1,” MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY, pp. 347–350, 1993, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/47691.