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Paper: NLTE Models of Vela X-1 Primary Wind
Volume: 435, Binaries – Key to Comprehension of the Universe
Page: 405
Authors: Krtička, J.; Kubát, J.
Abstract: We calculate NLTE models of the stellar wind of Vela X-1 primary. The predicted wind mass-loss rate and terminal velocity show good agreement with observations. The wind in the vicinity of the neutron star is strongly affected by X-ray photoionization. In accordance with observations, the wind velocity close to the neutron star is lower due to the presence of X-rays.
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