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- Observations of Algol using a solid state spectrometer onboard the Einstein Observatory are discussed. Two observations six months apart were made, both during a primary optical eclipse. No corresponding X-ray eclipses were seen. During the second observation the source was flaring and was on average a factor three brighter. The spectrum on both occasions was consistent with a two-component thermal equilibrium model with temperatures of approximately 7.5 and 40 million degrees. Attempts to insert a third component indicate the temperature distribution to be bimodal. Models for the X-ray emission are discussed and it is suggested that the emission most likely originates from an active corona surrounding the K star.
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- Document ID: 19800014740.
Accession ID: 80N23229.
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