Quantum Monte Carlo calculations of neutron matter (Gandolfi, Carlson & Reddy 2012) provide an excellent description of matter up to the nuclear saturation density (ρ ≈ 2.8 × 1014g cm−3). That is why Black Holes are not found out here in the galactic arms. Low-mass stars are generally cooler and dimmer than their higher-mass counterparts. (2013), using ciao 4.7 and caldb 4.6.9. They are about the size of a city with up to twice the mass of our Sun. 3. 1 gives a demonstration of the method. Constraints on the pressure at four energy densities in the various model and data set choices used in this work. In each case the net effect is the conversion of mass to energy, which powers the star's luminosity. This is reasonable if the donor stars are hydrogen-rich, since the accreted elements will stratify in less than a minute (Alcock & Illarionov 1980; Hameury, Heyvaerts & Bonazzola 1983), unless accretion continues at such a rate as to replace the photosphere in this time (Rutledge et al. These ratios are 1.03, 2.24, 1.03, 1.39, 0.94, 1.29, and 1.86 for the neutron stars in NGC 6304, NGC 6397, M13, M28, M30, ω Cen, and for X7 in 47 Tuc, respectively. Dense globular clusters produce close accreting binaries in dynamical interactions (e.g. http://physwww.physics.mcmaster.ca/∼harris/mwgc.dat, http://pulsar.sternwarte.uni-erlangen.de/wilms/research/tbabs/. Contour lines representing 68 per cent and 95 per cent confidence limits for the seven objects in the baseline model (black curves) and with Model C (blue curves). (9) 90 per cent H: In the baseline model, we assume a two-thirds prior probability that each neutron star has a hydrogen atmosphere. &&\times\, M[R_{\infty }(\hat{R},\hat{M}) D_{\mathrm{new}}/D_{\mathrm{old}},z(\hat{R},\hat{M})] \rbrace \,. (2016). The temperature of a star is related to its b-v magnitude. \end{eqnarray}, ASP Conf. With the exception of small corrections from rotation and magnetic fields, the neutron star mass–radius relation is expected to be universal (Lattimer & Prakash 2001). && \times \text{ d}D_1 \ldots \text{d}D_N \,\text{d}X_1 \ldots \text{d}X_N \,,
The probability distribution is converted to (R∞, z) space (upper right-hand panel), and then shown again in the lower left-hand panel after an integration over a Gaussian distance uncertainty. On the other hand, it has been argued by some authors that helium atmospheres are expected to be unlikely (Guillot & Rutledge 2014), so we also try models where the prior probability for hydrogen is 90 per cent or 100 per cent. Bogdanov et al. 2008). This project used computational resources from the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Joint Institute for Computational Sciences. We presume that this parameter has a uniform prior distribution and take its value to be between 0 per cent and 28 per cent. Most of the results appear similar except for X7 that has a bimodality resulting from the choice between H and He atmospheres, which is only evident in this neutron star because the radius is strongly constrained. The nature of the non-thermal X-rays is not clear, though they appear to generally be produced by low-level accretion in quiescence (Campana et al. We included NH through the TBABS model (with the extinction free to vary), using element abundances from Wilms, Allen & McCray (2000) and photoelectric cross-sections from Verner et al. 2002b). The figure gets less dark at higher mass because the area under a radius histogram at fixed mass is normalized to the probability that the maximum mass is larger. As the fusion rate increases, and hydrogen begins to run out, the radius of the star will increase. It is not clear if substantial absorption off-plane is likely when the systems are in their quiescent state. The final result, in the lower left-hand panel, is the same as that in the lower right-hand panel of Fig. use a larger data set, the discrepancy disappears. Further progress in our understanding of neutron star structure will come from more data that constrain neutron star masses and radii, including additional quiescent LMXB spectra, constraints from NICER and LIGO, and from future missions such as ATHENA, Lynx, and/or STROBE-X. 1998; Chakrabarty et al. Assuming the presence of hotspots drops the evidence by a factor of 2. We determine the effect that several uncertainties may have on our results, including uncertainties in the distance, the atmosphere composition, the neutron star maximum mass, the neutron star mass distribution, the possible presence of a hotspot on the neutron star surface, and the prior choice for the equation of state of dense matter. In this case, the hotspot effectively increases the inferred radius, and this makes the H atmosphere more probable, thus decreasing the posterior probability for an He atmosphere by almost a factor of 2. For example, if the maximum mass were larger than 2 M⊙, and additionally quiescent LMXBs all had uneven temperature distributions, then their radii could be larger than 14 km, especially if strong phase transitions were ruled out by theoretical work on the nucleon–nucleon interaction. Guillot et al. We use Chandra data on ω Cen from 2000 (69 ks) and 2012 (225 ks), along with the XMM–Newton data from 2001 (40 ks), reduced as described by Heinke et al. Ser. Deep observations of the relatively bright (few 1033 erg s−1) quiescent LMXB X7 in 47 Tuc gave apparently tight constraints and a large inferred radius (Heinke et al. Yakovlev, Levenfish & Haensel 2003) so that we would not observe strong thermal radiation from their surfaces. The mass posterior distributions are relatively broad, with the sole exception for X7. Other works have combined the individual results for quiescent LMXBs in a Bayesian formalism. Once we assume quiescent LMXBs have hydrogen atmospheres, we reproduce the previous result. We also assume that the neutron star has a crust as described in Baym, Pethick & Sutherland (1971) and Negele & Vautherin (1973). A crude indication can be gotten from the colour index of the star. 2012), M13 (Gendre, Barret & Webb 2003; Webb & Barret 2007; Catuneanu et al. Among our eight targets, one (X5) indeed shows both these behaviours; the lack of detectable eclipses in other systems suggests that dips are not likely. During quiescence, the NS emits heat deposited in the crust and core during outbursts as blackbody-like radiation (Brown, Bildsten & Rutledge 1998). Mass, Radius, and Temperature are not in the catalogue. (2) Model C: A significant decrease in the radius comes from using a model of high-density matter that allows for strong phase transitions, as found in Steiner et al. A demonstration of the method implied by equation (12), applied to the neutron star in NGC 6304, is given in the upper panels of Fig. (2009) abundances are used (compare with the lower right-hand panel in Fig. (2015). Astronomers use the gravitational tug of neighboring exoplanets to measure the mass of a Mars-size world ω Cen is a relatively nearby and low-density globular cluster, for which either Chandra or XMM–Newton can resolve the known quiescent LMXB. (4) Mmax > 2.3: Requiring the neutron star maximum mass to lie above 2.3 M⊙ increases the lower limit for the radius by 0.7 km (lower right-hand panel of Fig. Is this a homework question? (2013) and Steiner et al. This causes likely radii for M = 1.4 M⊙ neutron stars to drop by 1 to 2 km (see also upper right-hand panel of Fig. In practice, however, this would require an integral over several energy bins for each neutron star data set. Fortunately, understanding a star's … (2014), (6) Bono et al. Since helium and carbon atmospheres shift the emitted X-ray spectra to slightly higher energies with respect to hydrogen atmospheres, the inferred radii (if fitted with hydrogen atmospheres) would be smaller than the true radii (Rajagopal & Romani 1996; Ho & Heinke 2009). 7 shows the mass and radius constraints for X7 in 47 Tuc using these alternate abundance models and demonstrates that the results are only slightly different (differences in inferred radius are less than 1 per cent, in agreement with Bogdanov et al. &&\times\,\delta \left[\hat{R}_{\infty }-R_{\infty }(\hat{R},\hat{M}) D_{\mathrm{new}}/D_{\mathrm{old}} \right] ,
That is, for a given mass and composition, there is a unique solution for determining the star's radius and luminosity. P_Q(q) &\propto & \int \left\lbrace \prod _{i=1}^{M} {\cal D}_i[R(M_i,\lbrace p_j\rbrace ),M_i,D_i,X_i] \right\rbrace \nonumber \\
In particular, the mass–radius curve is connected to the relationship between pressure and energy density. (2008), (7) Recio-Blanco et al. Stars with a larger radius would appear to have a higher luminosity. We show how gravitational-wave observations with advanced detectors of tens to several tens of neutron-star binaries can measure the neutron-star radius with an accuracy of several to a few percent, for mass and spatial distributions that are realistic, and with none of the sources located within 100 Mpc. Calculate the radius of the planet compared with that of the Earth. Lasota 2001). {\cal D}_{\mathrm{new}}(\hat{R},\hat{M}) &=& \int _0^{\infty } \text{d}\hat{R}_{\infty } \left[ \frac{D_{\mathrm{old}}}{ R_{\infty }(\hat{R},\hat{M}) \delta D \sqrt{2 \pi } } \right] \nonumber \\
There is a relationship between mass and luminosity for stars in the "hydrogen" burning phase of their life cycle (the so called "main sequence"). The properties of a star changes according to the neighborhood (mass density of space, which equates to the rate of time). One could conceive of many possible combinations among the model assumptions that we have explored. 2007; Guillot & Rutledge 2014). For the spectral fitting, we used the xspec software (Arnaud 1996). Since each quiescent LMXB provides a constraint covering a large range of mass and radius, several groups have sought to combine constraints from several systems to constrain the locus of mass and radius points for neutron stars. (2016) shows that if periods of enhanced absorption (signified by dips in the count rate) are removed, the inferred radius of X5 grows significantly. References: (1) Bogdanov et al. And Temperature can be determined from the spectrum of the star. (2007; also Guillot & Rutledge 2014), using ciao 4.7 and caldb 4.6.9. € A 1.6 N kg–1 B 5.0 N kg–1 C 10 N kg–1 D 20 N kg–1 (Total 1 mark) 1 € € € € Two stars of mass M and 4M are at a distance d between their centres. In pressure–energy density space, a polytrope of the form P = KεΓ is not a good description of a nearly flat EOS because it requires Γ to be very small and K to be anomalously large. The probability distribution in the lower right-hand panel smoothly falls off at the edges, but this will not affect our final results. Once a parametrization and a prior for the parameters are specified, changes in the likelihood with which various EOSs are selected can make a significant change in the results. One way of diagnosing which object contributes most strongly to this improved fit is by looking at the ratio of the average posterior probability for each object between Model C and the baseline result. Search for other works by this author on: Department of Physics, University of Alberta, CCIS 4-183, Edmonton AB T6G 2E1, Canada, Columbia Astrophysics Laboratory, Columbia University, 550 West 120th Street, New York, NY 10027, USA, Key Laboratory for Particle Astrophysics, Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 19B Yuquan Road, 100049 Beijing, PR China, Mathematical Sciences, Physics and Astronomy and STAG Research Centre, University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA, Ideally, one directly connects the probability distributions of the quantities of interest to the observables. The density calculation will provide clues as to what the planet is made of and whether or not it contains a significant atmosphere. We use three Chandra observations from 2002 (42 ks) and two observations from 2008 (199.6 ks), reduced as described in Servillat et al. The final results, given by equation (8), for the baseline data set and for X5 in 47 Tuc assuming an H atmosphere are presented in Fig. 2013). Increasing this prior to 90 per cent decreases the posterior probability as seen in the last column of Table 3, and the effect of this prior choice on the posterior probability is stronger than our other model choices. A plot showing the mass and radii of neutron stars that have a central baryon density equal to an integer multiple of the nuclear saturation density, n0 = 0.16 fm−3. (2000) abundances below. A set of posterior distributions for the pressure at fixed energy density over a range of energy densities for some of the models used in this work. Bayes factors between 1/3 and 3 are generally regarded as relatively weak, and in this case no definitive statement can be made about the two models. (2014). (2013; similar to Webb & Barret 2007). (However, it was subsequently discovered that the theorem breaks down somewhat for stars … This is principally because, except for the neutron star in ω Cen and X5 in 47 Tuc, we have relaxed the assumption that quiescent LMXB atmospheres are composed of hydrogen. The effect of the hotspot on the posterior probability for the atmosphere is most dramatic for the neutron star in NGC 6397 (see Table 3). \end{eqnarray}, \begin{eqnarray}
Thus, unless there is a dramatic advance that enables one to construct the cold EOS from experiments that probe hot and dense matter, or there is an unexpected dramatic improvement in nuclear theory-based calculations of dense matter, observations of neutron star masses and radii are likely to be the best probe of cold and dense matter. 2012). Steiner, Lattimer & Brown (2010) combined mass–radius constraints from three thermonuclear burst systems (Özel, Güver & Psaltis 2009; Güver et al. We briefly describe the data used to study each quiescent LMXB, and our best estimates of the distance to each globular cluster. 2008] to calculate the distance to ω Cen as 5.22 ± 0.17 kpc. 1995; Deufel, Dullemond & Spruit 2001; Rutledge et al. L = 4pR 2 s T 4, Where L is the luminosity in Watts, R is the radius in meters, s is the Stefan-Boltzmann constant (5.67 x 10-8 Wm-2 K-4), and T is the star's surface temperature in Kelvin. 2009a, 2013), and M30 (Lugger et al. A W Steiner, C O Heinke, S Bogdanov, C K Li, W C G Ho, A Bahramian, S Han, Constraining the mass and radius of neutron stars in globular clusters, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 476, Issue 1, May 2018, Pages 421–435, https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/sty215. \end{eqnarray}, \begin{eqnarray}
We use Chandra observations taken in 2000 (49 ks), 2002 (55 ks), and 2007 (240 ks), reduced as described by Heinke et al. Özel et al. used a Bayesian framework to combine the results, introducing a parametrized EOS (incorporating causality constraints, the minimum NS maximum mass, and the low-density nuclear EOS), and preferred radii (for 1.4 M⊙ NSs) between 11 and 12 km. (2005; which perfectly matches our distance estimate to 47 Tuc) give a distance of 7.8 ± 0.1 kpc. 2016). The masses of stars can be determined by analysis of the orbit of binary stars—two stars that orbit a common center of mass. Between 28 and 44 per cent of luminous globular cluster, LMXBs have orbital periods less than 1 h (Bahramian et al. This, combined with conservation of momentum (and some unit conversion) gives us the mass of the planet (MP) in Msol. Evidence for the mass growth of star-forming clumps, A hot mini-Neptune in the radius valley orbiting solar analogue HD 110113, |${\cal D}_{\mathrm{old}}(\hat{R},\hat{M})$|, |${\cal R} \equiv \hat{R}_{\infty }/[1+z(\hat{R},\hat{M})]$|, |$\text{d}{\cal R}/\text{d} \hat{R}_{\infty } = 1/[1+z(\hat{R},\hat{M})]$|, |$R_{\infty }(\hat{R},\hat{M})/[1+z(\hat{R},\hat{M})]=\hat{R}$|, Volume 501, Issue 4, March 2021 (In Progress), About Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 4 BAYESIAN INFERENCE FOR NEUTRON STAR MASSES AND RADII, Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic, Copyright © 2021 The Royal Astronomical Society. With the exception of small corrections from rotation and magnetic fields, the neutron star mass–radius relation is expected to be universal (Lattimer & Prakash 2001). Probability distributions for radii as a function of mass for the baseline data set and baseline model (upper left-hand panel), for the baseline data set with Model C (upper right-hand panel), the baseline model and assuming H atmospheres (lower left-hand panel), and the baseline model and baseline data set requiring Mmax > 2.3 M⊙ (lower right-hand panel). Authors: J. M. Lattimer. As for ω Cen, we use the relative distance measurements to NGC 6397 and 47 Tuc (that NGC 6397 is at 54.5 ± 2.5 per cent of 47 Tuc's distance; Hansen et al. The lower limit for the radius decreases, but only slightly, as radii smaller than about 11 km require a strong phase transition, which are disfavoured in polytropic models. (2016) to find a preferred radius in the range 9.9–11.2 km. Neutron stars are compact, extremely dense remnants of supernova explosions. The goal of this work is to carefully analyse the quiescent LMXB sample, allowing each quiescent LMXB to have either a hydrogen or helium atmosphere, except when independent evidence indicates a particular composition. In this work, we choose to marginalize over the distance as a nuisance variable instead of producing a separate fit for each distance. Such systematics are beyond the scope of this work, except for the 3 per cent uncertainty that we added to all of the spectra as described above (see e.g. L \equiv 3 n_B \frac{\mathrm{\partial} }{\mathrm{\partial} n_B} \left( \frac{1}{2 n_B} \frac{\mathrm{\partial} ^2 \varepsilon }{\mathrm{\partial} \delta ^2}\right) \,. R_{\infty }(R,M) = R \left(1 - \frac{2\,G M}{R}\right)^{-1/2}
One promising method to constrain the neutron star (NS) radius is spectral fitting of NSs in low-mass X-ray binaries (LMXBs) during periods of little to no accretion, called ‘quiescence’. \end{eqnarray}, \begin{eqnarray}
However, we cannot be sure that we have removed all the periods of enhanced photoelectric absorption; short periods of enhanced absorption would not supply enough counts to enable unambiguous determination of a dip. 2015). The evidence is the integral, over the full parameter space, of the posterior distribution. The probabilities for a helium atmosphere for each source are given in Table 3 and strongly prefer an He atmosphere for the neutron star in NGC 6397 and an H atmosphere for the neutron star X7 in 47 Tuc. The probabilities for helium atmospheres drop significantly for some objects, including the neutron star in NGC 6397, the neutron star in M13, and X7 in 47 Tuc. During these ‘outbursts’, the falling material converts its potential energy into radiation, primarily in X-rays, where the LMXBs typically radiate many thousands of times the bolometric luminosity of our Sun. The constraints on the radius, central energy density, and central baryon density of the maximum mass star for the nine scenarios explored in this work. &&\quad D_1,\ldots ,D_N,X_1,\ldots ,X_N)]\nonumber \\
2002a; Cackett et al. {\cal D}(R,M,D,X) = \exp \left[ - \chi ^2(R,M,D,X)/2 \right]. Lattimer & Steiner estimated an average bias in the inferred radius of a He-covered NS applied to H atmosphere models of 33 per cent. Note of caution about comparisons: When comparing two separate binary … So as long as all of the probability distributions of interest (all of the quantities PQ in equation (2) above) are independent of distance, we can perform the distance integrations first. However, it is difficult to fully quantify the uncertainties in chiral effective theory above the saturation density. (2013). This method is potentially powerful to constrain the masses of neutron stars, but at this time, the mass at which rapid cooling turns on is not well-constrained. Left-hand panel: The mass and radius constraints for the neutron star 47 Tuc in X7 when an H atmosphere is assumed and Asplund et al. You have to put together many tools that you have developed in various SkyServer projects. These abundance models, produced using studies of the Sun and meteorites, respectively, suggest a plausible range of uncertainty for the interstellar abundances. 2016). Benacquista & Downing 2013), making them excellent targets to search for quiescent LMXBs (identifiable through their unusual soft spectra, Rutledge et al. The distance to M13 has been extensively discussed by Sandquist et al. The Tolman–Oppenheimer–Volkov equations provide a one-to-one correspondence between the mass–radius relation and the equation of state (EOS) of dense matter, a quantity directly connected to quantum chromodynamics, the theory of strong interactions. For this reason, we include pile-up in all Chandra spectral fits; this is particularly relevant for the NGC 6397 spectral fits, since previous fits (Guillot et al. As the radius increases, it would appear the star adds mass and gets larger. Note, in particular, the strong variation in the pressure at ε = 300 MeV fm−3 which is about twice the nuclear saturation density. 2002a). However, absorption dips have been seen in some LMXBs that are not edge-on (cf. We handle this by including an additional nuisance parameter that increases R∞ by a fixed percentage in order to compensate for this effect. As a prior distribution, we assume a 2/3 probability of H and a 1/3 probability of He, following the observed ratio of H-rich to He-rich donors in bright LMXBs in globular clusters (Bahramian et al. Stellar masses range from about 1/12 to more than 100 times the mass of the Sun (in … (2016) found that the presence of temperature inhomogeneities on the neutron star surface (hotspots) can bias the radii inferred from X-ray spectral fits, leading to underestimates of the radius by up to 28 per cent. Several works have considered fits of specific quiescent LMXBs to either H or He atmospheres (Servillat et al. 1. 2006b; Webb & Barret 2007). Mass can only be directly determined for multiple star systems and requires a lot of observations per multiple star. They took estimates of the probability distribution functions of Guillot et al. Many neutron stars show pulsations, implying the presence of hotter regions on their surface; examples include young pulsars (De Luca et al. Unfortunately, existing data poses only weak limits, such that the spectroscopically inferred radius could be biased downwards up to 28 per cent smaller than the true radius. We add systematic errors, of magnitude 3 per cent, to all spectra, accounting for instrumental calibration uncertainties, following Guillot et al. Hotspots may be produced by the accretion of material on to a magnetic pole, collision of relativistic electrons, and positrons with the pole during pulsar activity, or preferential leakage of heat from the core along paths with particular magnetic field orientations (Potekhin & Yakovlev 2001). Another concern is variability in the absorbing column. 2015). In general, such changes do not make substantial differences to the final results. (2005) measure a distance of 8.78 ± 0.33 kpc; since their distance estimate aligns with ours for 47 Tuc, we adopt this. für Sterne mit weniger als 1,66 Sonnenmassen (<, ⊙):⊙ =, ⋅ (⊙) für Sterne mit mehr als 1,66 … (2016) obtained new constraints on the mass and radius of the quiescent LMXBs X7 and X5 in 47 Tuc, and combined these constraints with the results of Özel et al. 2006a) or NSX (helium, Ho & Heinke 2009). The posteriors for the relation between energy density and pressure are presented in Fig. We remove the neutron star in X5 from our baseline data set because of the varying absorption described in Section 3.1. (2012), using ciao 4.7 and caldb 4.6.9. Thus, the neutron star in NGC 6397 most strongly pushes the results towards smaller radii, followed by X7 and then by the neutron star in M28. Perhaps the largest uncertainty is the possible effect of hotspots upon the inferred radius. This figure is a demonstration of the incorporation of the distance uncertainty as in equation (8). (2005) and the extinction estimate of Piotto et al. So, a star with half the mass of the Sun will have a radius of .5.80 = .574 and a star with twice the mass of the Sun will have a radius of 2.57 = 1.48. \frac{\delta \hat{R}_{\infty }}{\hat{R}_{\infty }} \rightarrow \frac{R_{\infty }(\hat{R},\hat{M}) \delta D/D_{\mathrm{old}} }{R_{\infty }(\hat{R},\hat{M}) D_{\mathrm{new}}/D_{\mathrm{old}} } = \frac{\delta D}{D_{\mathrm{new}}}. 2016; Mata Sánchez et al. 2003) lies in the core of this relatively nearby, dense cluster. 2015). So, simply by looking at a star's color, temperature, and where it "lives" in the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram, astronomers can get a good idea of a star's mass. (2001). Our model with the largest evidence, Model C, suggests that the radius of a 1.4 M⊙ neutron star is less than 12 km to 95 per cent confidence. Also, XMM–Newton observations may have uncorrected systematics that are different than those from Chandra. The H atmosphere part of our baseline data set plus the neutron star X5 in 47 Tuc assuming a hotspot may be present. AWS and SH are supported by grant NSF PHY 1554876. Radius is determined from stellar models. Since neutron star temperatures are expected to be much smaller than the Fermi momentum of the particles, which comprise the neutron star core, neutron stars probe the EOS at zero temperature. Upper left-hand and upper right-hand panels: A demonstration of the distance uncertainty having been applied in (R, z) space as implied by equation (12). (2014; similar to Guillot et al. This method is superior to that employed in Lattimer & Steiner (2014b) because it allows us to quantitatively predict the posterior probability that any particular neutron star has an H or He atmosphere. The mass and distance of an exoplanet's parent star must often be … How can I find the radius of star if I know only the following information: You can’t. We use the well-established relative difference in distances between ω Cen and 47 Tuc [ω Cen is 16(±3) per cent farther than 47 Tuc, Bono et al. 5 in Lattimer & Steiner (2014b; particularly the change in the constraints for the neutron star in NGC 6304). In visual binaries, the two stars can be seen separately in a telescope, whereas in a spectroscopic binary, only the spectrum reveals the presence of two stars. 2001) calibrated by Harris (1996, 2010 revision). We assign all the different models and interpretations of the data (described in detail below) equal probability. We present results from these two high-density EOSs separately and assign an equal prior probability to each. \end{eqnarray}. Elshamouty et al. 2017), although to date these dips have only been seen during outburst. Since the final spectrum has different dependences on the surface gravity in the atmosphere and on the redshift, it is possible that future, larger effective-area missions may tightly constrain both mass and radius. The upper left-hand panel of Fig. A., Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. An A-type main-sequence star (A V) or A dwarf star is a main-sequence (hydrogen-burning) star of spectral type A and luminosity class V (five). The lower-mass star moves faster and has a larger orbit. Calculate the mass of the star. As the brightness of a star increases, generally so does its mass Left-hand panel: The mass and radius constraints for the neutron stars in our data set when an He atmosphere is assumed (compare with Fig. (2016) also use data from photospheric expansion X-ray bursts, but their small radii were strongly driven by the quiescent LMXB data. &&\times\, \exp \left\lbrace - \frac{\left[\hat{R}_{\infty }-R_{\infty }(\hat{R},\hat{M}) D_{\mathrm{new}}/D_{\mathrm{old}} \right]^2}{2 \left[ R_{\infty }(\hat{R},\hat{M}) \delta D/D_{\mathrm{old}} \right]^2}\right\rbrace \nonumber \\
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