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Paper: Multi-epoch Optical Spectropolarimetry of Jet-Launching High Mass X-ray Binaries
Volume: 449, Astronomical Polarimetry 2008: Science from Small to Large Telescopes
Page: 341
Authors: Nagae, O.
Abstract: We present multi-epoch optical spectropolarimetric observations of two High Mass X-ray Binaries (HMXBs). We found intrinsic polarization which would be arisen from the mass donors of these objects. Our observations suggest that the optical intrinsic polarization of HMXBs can be explained by light scattering in the circumstellar matter (CSM) around the mass donor. We discuss the geometrical properties of the CSM.
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