Volume 368, Number 2, March III 2001
|Page(s)||569 - 571|
|Section||Interstellar and circumstellar matter|
|Published online||15 March 2001|
Spectroscopic confirmation of the optical identification of X-ray sources used to determine accurate positions for the anomalous X-ray pulsars 1E 2259+58.6 and 4U 0142+61 *
Astronomical Institute, Utrecht University, PO Box 80000, 3508 TA Utrecht, The Netherlands
Corresponding author: M. van den Berg, email@example.com
Accepted: 14 December 2000
Optical spectra show that two proposed counterparts for X-ray sources detected near 1E 2259+58.6 are late G stars, and a proposed counterpart for a source near 4U 0142+61 is a dMe star. The X-ray luminosities are as expected for such stars. We thus confirm the optical identification of the three X-ray objects, and thereby the correctness of the accurate positions for 1E 2259+58.6 and 4U 0142+61 based on them.
Key words: pulsars: individual: 1E 2259+58.6, 4U 0142+61 / stars: neutron / X-rays: stars
© ESO, 2001
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