Title

The ejection of runaway massive binaries

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

8-1-2006

Abstract

The runaway O-type stars HD 14633 and HD 15137 are both SB1 systems that were probably ejected from the open cluster NGC 654. Were these stars dynamically ejected by close gravitational encounters in the dense cluster, or did the binaries each receive a kick from a supernova in one member? We present new results from our investigation of the optical, X-ray, and radio properties of these binary systems to discuss the probable ejection scenarios. We argue that these binaries may have been ejected via dynamical interactions in the dense cluster environment. © 2007 International Astronomical Union.

Publication Source (Journal or Book title)

Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union

First Page

313

Last Page

315

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