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We present orbital trailed spectrograms of XTEJ1118+480 taken at the rise to outburst maximum in 2000. These show an evolving S-wave feature arising from the stream impact on the edge of the eccentric precessing disc. By comparing the observed S-waves with those generated in an SPH simulation, we deduce the disc precession phases corresponding to our observations. Hence we infer changes in the disc precession period around the outburst maximum: taken at face value our spectroscopy suggests a precession period temporarily as short as 20 days. © Copyright 2004: IA, UNAM.

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Revista Mexicana de Astronomia y Astrofisica: Serie de Conferencias

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