A NuSTAR and Swift View of the Hard State of MAXI J1813-095

Jiachen Jiang, Douglas J. K. Buisson, Thomas Dauser, Andrew C. Fabian, Felix Fürst, Luigi C. Gallo, Fiona A. Harrison, Michael L. Parker, James F. Steiner, John A. Tomsick, Santiago Ubach, Dominic J. Walton

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We present an analysis of the NuSTAR and Swift spectra of the black hole candidate MAXI J1813−095 in a failed-transition outburst in 2018. The NuSTAR observations show evidence of reflected emission from the inner region of the accretion disc. By modelling the reflection component in the spectra, we find a disc inner radius of Rin < 7 rg. This result suggests that either a slightly truncated disc or a non-truncated disc forms at a few per cent of the Eddington limit in MAXI J1813−095. Our best-fitting reflection models indicate that the geometry of the innermost accretion remains consistent during the period of NuSTAR observations. The spectral variability of MAXI J1813−095 from multi-epoch observations is dominated by the variable photon index of the Comptonization emission.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1952–1960
Number of pages9
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Issue number2
Early online date20 May 2022
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2022


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