Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 304, Issue 1, pp 295–297

X1908+075: A Late O-Type Supergiant with a Neutron Star Companion

Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10509-006-9135-7

Cite this article as:
Morel, T. & Grosdidier, Y. Astrophys Space Sci (2006) 304: 295. doi:10.1007/s10509-006-9135-7


X1908 + 075 is a highly-absorbed Galactic X-ray source likely made up of a pulsar accreting wind material from a massive companion. We have used near-IR photometric data complemented by follow-up spectroscopy to identify the likely counterpart to this X-ray source and to assign a spectral type O7.5–9.5 If to the primary. Further details can be found in Morel and Grosdidier (2005).


Stars: early-typeInfrared: starsX-rays: binariesX-rays: individual: X1908+075

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departement Natuurkunde en Sterrenkunde, Instituut voor SterrenkundeKatholieke Universiteit LeuvenLeuvenBelgium
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsMcGill UniversityMontréalCanada