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Paper: MAXI J0158–744: A Luminous Supersoft Source in the Magellanic Bridge
Volume: 490, Stella Novae: Past and Future Decades
Page: 333
Authors: McBride, V. A.; Li, K. L.; Kong, A. K. H.; Charles, P. A.; Lu, T.-N.; Bartlett, E. S.; Coe, M. J.; Rajoelimanana, A.; Udalski, A.; Masetti, N.; Franzen, T.
Abstract: We present a multi-wavelength analysis of the very fast supersoft source, MAXI J0158–744, which was subsequently identified with a Be star in the Magellanic Bridge. X-ray spectra are indicative of a nova, and we propose that the brief, hard X-ray flash is a result of the interaction of the ejected nova shell with the B star wind. MAXI J0158–744 is only the third Be+WD system known in the Magellanic Clouds. The properties of MAXI J0158–744 give weight to previous suggestions that supersoft sources in nearby galaxies are associated with early-type stellar companions.
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