Adopted model parameters associated with the two stars in the η Car system and their associated wind shocks.
|Parameter||η Car A||η Car B|
|T⋆ [K]||2.58 × 104||3 × 104|
|L⋆ [106 L⊙]||4||0.3|
|Ṁ [M⊙ yr−1]||4.8 × 10−4||1.4 × 10−5|
|v∞ [km s−1]||5 × 102||3 × 103|
Notes. For T⋆, L⋆, Ṁ, and v∞ we used the same values as listed in Table 4, and for R⋆ the same values as in Table 1 of Parkin et al. (2009). The surface magnetic fields B⋆, the rotation velocities vrot, the acceleration efficiency parameters ηacc, the wind power going into the acceleration of protons Pp, and the ratio Pe/Pp of the power going into the acceleration of electrons above 1 MeV and protons above 1 GeV were parameters adopted for our model (see text for details).
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