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From SN 2010da to NGC 300 ULX-1: Ten Years of Observations of an Unusual High Mass X-Ray Binary in NGC 300

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Department of Physics & Astronomy, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, 3801 W. Temple Ave, Pomona, CA 91768, USA
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Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Giessenbachstraße 1, 85748 Garching, Germany
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Division of Physics, Mathematics & Astronomy, California Institute of Technology, 1200 E. California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA
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Department of Space Astronomy & Astrophysics, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, 3-1-1 Yoshinodai, Chuo-ku, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 252-5210, Japan
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Galaxies 2020, 8(1), 17; https://doi.org/10.3390/galaxies8010017
Received: 2 November 2019 / Revised: 24 January 2020 / Accepted: 10 February 2020 / Published: 18 February 2020
In May 2010, an intermediate luminosity optical transient was discovered in the nearby galaxy NGC 300 by a South African amateur astronomer. In the decade since its discovery, multi-wavelength observations of the misnamed “SN 2010da” have continually reshaped our understanding of this high mass X-ray binary system. In this review, we present an overview of the multi-wavelength observations and attempt to understand the 2010 transient event, and later, the reclassification of this system as NGC 300 ULX-1: a red supergiant + neutron star ultraluminous X-ray source. View Full-Text
Keywords: SN 2010da; NGC 300 ULX-1; supernova impostor; high mass X-ray binary; ultraluminous X-ray source; neutron star; multi-wavelength observations SN 2010da; NGC 300 ULX-1; supernova impostor; high mass X-ray binary; ultraluminous X-ray source; neutron star; multi-wavelength observations
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Binder, B.A.; Carpano, S.; Heida, M.; Lau, R. From SN 2010da to NGC 300 ULX-1: Ten Years of Observations of an Unusual High Mass X-Ray Binary in NGC 300. Galaxies 2020, 8, 17.

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