Title: Optical and IR photometry of the Soft
X-ray Transient XTE J1859+226 during the 1999 outburst cycle.
Author(s): : Zach Ioannou, C. Haswell, R.Hynes, S. Chaty, E. Harlaftis,
A.Brinias, A.J. Norton, R. Fried, D. Rolfe, J.E. Solheim
We present optical and ifra-red photometry of the new X-ray transient source
XTE J1859+226. The source exhibits a typical X-ray nova behaviour with a
fast rise (~5 days) and an exponential decline (~23 days). Week photometric
modulations are seen at several periods ranging from 9.15 hours to 20
minutes. The evolution of the spectral energy distribution of the source can
be fitted very well with a model of an X-ray irradiated accretion disc.