|Mirabel & Rodríguez
|Mirabel & Rodríguez
(Sky & Telescope May 2002)
|The first microquasar in the Galactic Center region: Observed with the Very Large Array at 6-cm in the C configuration (angular resolution of 3 arc sec). See Mirabel et al. (1992, Nature, 358, 215).|
|The first superluminal source detected in our Galaxy: GRS 1915+105, the first superluminal source detected in the Galaxy in a sequence of 3.6-cm images that shows its ejecta moving in the sky. The images were taken with the Very Large Array in the A configuration with an angular resolution of 0.2 arc sec. See Mirabel and Rodríguez (1994, Nature, 371, 46). See an animation here .|
|Accretion/ejection connection in microquasars: See Mirabel & Rodríguez 1998, Nature 392, 673; Mirabel et al. 1998, A&A 330, L9|
A black hole in the Galactic
Halo: Mirabel et al. 2001, Nature 413, 139.
|Black hole binary system shot by
a supernova explosion. Here you can see
an animation (MPEG). More info:
Here you can get the reprint.
|Scorpius X-1: The first discovered
extra-solar X-ray source.Here you can see
an animation (MPEG).
Here you can get the preprint.
|Formation of a Black Hole in the Dark
Here you can get the News in Science Now.
Here you can get a Science reprint.
|A Microquasar shot out from its birth
place.Here you can see
the NRAO Press Release.
Here you can get the article.
Gamma - Ray Binairies
Here you can get the perspec tive article in Science Magazine. See Mirabel (2006, Science 312, 1759)
|The symbiotic galaxy Centaurus A: Deep inside Centaurus A, the closest active galaxy to Earth, lies ... another galaxy! Cen A is a giant elliptical galaxy a mere 10 million light-years distant with a central jumble of stars, dust, and gas that probably hides a massive black hole. This composite combines an optical picture of Cen A with dark lines tracing lobes of radio emission and an infrared image from the ISO satellite (in red).The ISO data maps out the dust in what appears to be a barred spiral galaxy about the size of the prominent nearby spiral M33. The discoverers believe that the giant elliptical's gravity helps this barred spiral galaxy maintain its shape.In turn, material funneled along the spiral's bar fuels the central black hole which powers the elliptical's radio lobes. This apparently intimate association between two distinct and dissimilar galaxies suggests a truly cosmic symbiotic relationship.See Mirabel et al. (1999, Astronomy and Astrophysics 341, 667-694).|
|The dark side of star formation: Infrared Space Observatory (ISO) image of the prototype spiral-spiral merger (The Antennae) superimposed on an HST optical image. See Mirabel et al. (1998, Astronomy and Astrophysics 333, L1-4).|
|The Superantennae (IRAS 19254-7245): Prototype ultraluminous infrared galaxy. Optical r-band image and inset in the K-band (2.2 microns) of the nuclear regions. See Mirabel et al. (1991, Astronomy and Astrophysics 243, 367).|
|Microquasars in the Milky Way: A copy of the article by Mirabel and Rodríguez (Sky & Telescope, May 2002, 32) can be obtained upon request writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|Course on Microquasars at the XI Advances School on Astrophysics, Campos do Jordão, Brazil (1-6 September 2002): Here you can get the slides (MS PowerPoint) Lecture 1 (20Mb) Lecture 2 (2 Mb) Lecture 3 (2.4 Mb) Lecture 4 (1.5 Mb)|
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