A0620-00

A0620-00

A possible low-mass black hole in the constellation Monoceros. See also X-ray transients.
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Johanssen, Psaltis and astronomer Jeffrey McClintock of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics looked closely at the best-studied black hole binary, A0620-00, which has been observed for about a decade.
The strongest celestial X-ray source ever ob served (except for the sun) is a remarkable temporary object recently discovered in the constellation Monoceros and known as A0620-00.
Charles calls the findings the most definitive case yet for a black hole, surpassing previous evidence that other X-ray-emitting binary stars in the Milky Way -- Cygnus X-1 and A0620-00 -- harbor black holes.
The X-ray transient A0620-00 in Monoceros, also known as V616 Monocerotis, is the prototypical SXT.
The last comparable X-ray outburst occurred in 1975 from a source designated A0620-00.
In late March, at a meeting of the Royal Astronomical Society in Leicester, Shahbaz described the team's application of this technique to the well-known SXT A0620-00 in Monoceros, a leading black-hole candidate.
First, they noticed a striking resemblance between it and A0620-00, another X-ray nova and strong black-hole candidate.