SAIP 2011 Support
Ultraluminous X-ray Sources in Nearby Galaxies
Presented by Mr. Deatrick FOSTER on 14 Jul 2011 from 17:00 to 19:00
Type: Poster Presentation
Track: Track D1 - Astrophysics
<p>For many Galactic black hole binaries, there exists kinematic data that constrain the black hole masses to be within the stellar-mass regime. However, due to their extragalactic distances, ultraluminous X-ray sources (ULXs) have no such available dynamical information. Hence, in order to constrain the system parameters, we must use indirect methods. We present an analysis of recent observations which suggest that, rather than being powered by intermediate-mass black holes, ULXs may represent an extreme form of "conventional" stellar-mass black holes.
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