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2009ApJ...692..443S The X-Ray Point-Source Population of NGC 1365: The Puzzle of Two Highly-Variable Ultraluminous X-Ray Sources Strateva, Iskra V.; Komossa, S. Abstract. We present 26 point-sources discovered with Chandra within 200" (~20 kpc) of the center of the barred supergiant galaxy NGC 1365. The majority of these sources are high-mass X-ray binaries, containing a neutron star or a black hole accreting from a luminous companion at a sub-Eddington rate. Using repeat Chandra and XMM-Newton, as well as optical observations, we discuss in detail the natures of two highly variable ultraluminous X-ray sources (ULXs): NGC 1365 X1, one of the most luminous ULXs known since the ROSAT era, which is X-ray variable by a factor of 30, and NGC 1365 X2, a newly discovered transient ULX, variable by a factor of >90. Their maximum X-ray luminosities ((3-5) x 10^40^ erg s^-1^, measured with Chandra) and multiwavelength properties suggest the presence of more exotic objects and accretion modes: accretion onto intermediate mass black holes (IMBHs) and beamed/super-Eddington accretion onto solar-mass compact remnants. We argue that these two sources have black hole masses higher than those of the typical primaries found in X-ray binaries in our Galaxy (which have masses of <20 M_sun_), with a likely black-hole mass of 40-60 M_sun_ in the case of NGC 1365 X1 with a beamed/super-Eddington accretion mode, and a possible IMBH In the case of NGC 1365 X2 with M = 80-500 M_sun_. Key words: galaxies: individual: NGC 1365, X-rays: binaries, X-rays: galaxies
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