We examine the results of a coordinated HST-RXTE-CGRO campaign to study the microquasar GRO J1655-40 during its 1996-7 outburst, focusing on interpretation of the overall anti-correlation seen between optical and X-ray fluxes during the early months of the outburst. Our tools include echo-mapping, optical/UV continuum spectral modelling and analysis of spectral variability. We conclude by suggesting one possible interpretation for the anti-correlation.
Publication Source (Journal or Book title)
New Astronomy Reviews
Hynes, R. (1998). HST observations of GRO J1655 - 40 in outburst. New Astronomy Reviews, 42 (9-10), 605-608. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1387-6473(98)00081-5