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McCollough, Michael

Dr.

X-ray binaries; microquasars; high-energy astrophysics; multi-wavelength studies; X-ray astronomy; gamma-ray astronomy; supernova remnants

Background And Education

Education And Training

Publications

Selected Publications

  • Article

    • Dickey, John M., Weston, J. H. S., Sokoloski, J. L., Vrtilek, Saeqa D., and McCollough, Michael. 2021. "Radio Spectral Index Analysis of Southern Hemisphere Symbiotic Stars." The Astrophysical Journal 911:30. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/abe774 2021
    • Kim, Dong-Woo, Traynor, Liam, Paggi, Alessandro, O'Sullivan, Ewan, Anderson, Craig, Burke, Douglas, D'Abrusco, Raffaele, Fabbiano, Giuseppina, Fruscione, Antonella, Lauer, Jennifer, McCollough, Michael, Morgan, Douglas, Mossman, Amy, Vrtilek, Saeqa, and Trinchieri, Ginevra. 2020. "Temperature profiles of hot gas in early-type galaxies." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 492:2095-2118. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stz3530 2020
    • Kim, Dong-Woo, Anderson, Craig S., Burke, Douglas J., D'Abrusco, Raffaele, Fabbiano, Giuseppina, Fruscione, Antonella, Lauer, Jennifer, McCollough, Michael, Morgan, Douglas, Mossman, Amy, O'Sullivan, Ewan, Paggi, Alessandro, Vrtilek, Saeqa, and Trinchieri, Ginevra. 2019. "Chandra Early-type Galaxy Atlas." The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series 241:36. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4365/ab0ca4 2019
    • Kallman, T., McCollough, Michael, Koljonen, K., Liedahl, D., Miller, J., Paerels, F., Pooley, G., Sako, M., Schulz, N., Trushkin, S., and Corrales, L. 2019. "Photoionization Emission Models for the Cyg X-3 X-Ray Spectrum." The Astrophysical Journal 874:51. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/ab09f8 2019
    • Kim, Dong-Woo, Anderson, Craig, Burke, Doug, Fabbiano, Giuseppina, Fruscione, Antonella, Lauer, Jen, McCollough, Michael, Morgan, Doug, Mossman, Amy, O'Sullivan, Ewan, Paggi, Alessandro, Vrtilek, Saeqa, and Trinchieri, Ginevra. 2018. "Disturbed Fossil Group Galaxy NGC 1132." The Astrophysical Journal 853:129. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/aaa43a 2018
    • Brauer, Kaley, Vrtilek, Saeqa Dil, Peris, Charith, and McCollough, Michael. 2018. "Phase-resolved spectroscopy of the low-mass X-ray binary V801 Ara." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 478:4894-4904. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/sty1429 2018
    • Paggi, Alessandro, Kim, Dong-Woo, Anderson, Craig, Burke, Doug, D'Abrusco, Raffaele, Fabbiano, Giuseppina, Fruscione, Antonella, Gokas, Tara, Lauer, Jen, McCollough, Michael, Morgan, Doug, Mossman, Amy, O'Sullivan, Ewan, Trinchieri, Ginevra, Vrtilek, Saeqa, Pellegrini, Silvia, Romanowsky, Aaron J., and Brodie, Jean. 2017. "Constraining the Physical State of the Hot Gas Halos in NGC 4649 and NGC 5846." The Astrophysical Journal 844:5. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/aa7897 2017
    • McCollough, Michael L., Corrales, L., and Dunham, M. M. 2016. "Cygnus X-3: Its Little Friend's Counterpart, the Distance to Cygnus X-3, and Outflows/Jets." The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 830, L36. , https://doi.org/10.3847/2041-8205/830/2/L36. 2016
    • Koljonen, K. I. I., McCollough, Michael L., Hannikainen, D. C., and Droulans, R. 2013. "2006 May-July major radio flare episodes in Cygnus X-3: spectrotiming analysis of the X-ray data." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 429:1173-1188. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/sts404 2013
    • McCollough, Michael L., Smith, Randall K., and Valencic, L. A. 2013. "Cygnus X-3's Little Friend." The Astrophysical Journal 762:2. https://doi.org/10.1088/0004-637X/762/1/2 2013
    • Archambault, S., Beilicke, M., Benbow, Wystan, Berger, K., Bird, R., Bouvier, A., Buckley, J. H., Bugaev, V., Byrum, K., Cerruti, M., Chen, X., Ciupik, L., Connolly, M. P., Cui, W., Duke, C., Dumm, J., Errando, M., Falcone, A., Federici, S., Feng, Q., Finley, J. P., Fortson, L., Furniss, A., Galante, N., Gillanders, G. H. et al. 2013. "VERITAS Observations of the Microquasar Cygnus X-3." The Astrophysical Journal 779:150. https://doi.org/10.1088/0004-637X/779/2/150 2013
    • Bulgarelli, A., Tavani, M., Chen, A. W., Evangelista, Y., Trifoglio, M., Gianotti, F., Piano, G., Sabatini, S., Striani, E., Pooley, G., Trushkin, S., Nizhelskij, N. A., McCollough, Michael L., Koljonen, K. I. I., Hannikainen, D., Lähteenmäki, A., Tammi, J., Lavonen, N., Steeghs, D., Aboudan, A., Argan, A., Barbiellini, G., Campana, R., Caraveo, P., Cattaneo, P. W. et al. 2012. "AGILE detection of Cygnus X-3 γ-ray active states during the period mid-2009/mid-2010." Astronomy and Astrophysics 538:https://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/201016129 2012
    • Primini, Francis A., Houck, John C., Davis, John E., Nowak, Michael A., Evans, Ian N., Glotfelty, Kenny J., Anderson, Craig S., Bonaventura, Nina R., Chen, Judy C., Doe, Stephen M., Evans, Janet D., Fabbiano, Giuseppina, Galle, Elizabeth C., Gibbs, Danny G., Grier, John D., Hain, Roger M., Hall, Diane M., Harbo, Peter N., Helen He, Xiangqun, Karovska, Margarita, Kashyap, Vinay L., Lauer, Jennifer, McCollough, Michael L., McDowell, Jonathan C., Miller, Joseph B. et al. 2011. "Statistical Characterization of the Chandra Source Catalog." The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series 194:37. https://doi.org/10.1088/0067-0049/194/2/37 2011
    • Koljonen, K. I. I., Hannikainen, D. C., and McCollough, Michael L. 2011. "The re-occurrence of mHz quasi-periodic oscillations in Cygnus X-3." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 416:L84-L88. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-3933.2011.01104.x 2011
    • Evans, Ian N., Primini, Francis A., Glotfelty, Kenny J., Anderson, Craig S., Bonaventura, Nina R., Chen, Judy C., Davis, John E., Doe, Stephen M., Evans, Janet D., Fabbiano, Giuseppina, Galle, Elizabeth C., Gibbs, Danny G., Grier, John D., Hain, Roger M., Hall, Diane M., Harbo, Peter N., Helen He, Xiangqun, Houck, John C., Karovska, Margarita, Kashyap, Vinay L., Lauer, Jennifer, McCollough, Michael L., McDowell, Jonathan C., Miller, Joseph B., Mitschang, Arik W. et al. 2010. "The Chandra Source Catalog." The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series 189:37-82. 2010
    • Koljonen, K. I. I., Hannikainen, D. C., McCollough, Michael L., Pooley, G. G., and Trushkin, S. A. 2010. "The hardness-intensity diagram of Cygnus X-3: revisiting the radio/X-ray states." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 406:307-319. 2010
    • Tavani, M., Bulgarelli, A., Piano, G., Sabatini, S., Striani, E., Evangelista, Y., Trois, A., Pooley, G., Trushkin, S., Nizhelskij, N. A., McCollough, Michael L., Koljonen, K. I. I., Pucella, G., Giuliani, A., Chen, A. W., Costa, E., Vittorini, V., Trifoglio, M., Gianotti, F., Argan, A., Barbiellini, G., Caraveo, P., Cattaneo, P. W., Cocco, V., Contessi, T. et al. 2009. "Extreme particle acceleration in the microquasar CygnusX-3." Nature 462:620-623. 2009
    • Vilhu, O., Hakala, P., Hannikainen, D. C., McCollough, Michael L., and Koljonen, K. 2009. "Orbital modulation of X-ray emission lines in Cygnus X-3." Astronomy and Astrophysics 501:679-686. 2009
    • Hannikainen, D. C., Hunstead, R. W., Wu, K., McIntyre, V., Lovell, J. E. J., Campbell-Wilson, D., McCollough, Michael L., Reynolds, J., and Tzioumis, A. K. 2009. "Revisiting the relativistic ejection event in XTE J1550-564 during the 1998 outburst." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 397:569-576. 2009
    • Szostek, Anna, Zdziarski, Andrzej A., and McCollough, Michael L. 2008. "A classification of the X-ray and radio states of Cyg X-3 and their long-term correlations." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 388:1001-1010. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2966.2008.13479.x 2008
    • Hjalmarsdotter, L., Zdziarski, A. A., Larsson, S., Beckmann, V., McCollough, Michael L., Hannikainen, D. C., and Vilhu, O. 2008. "The nature of the hard state of Cygnus X-3." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 384:278-290. 2008

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