Erratum for the Report “A precise measurement of the magnetic field in the corona of the black hole binary V404 Cygni” by Y. Dallilar, S. S. Eikenberry, A. Garner, R. D. Stelter, A. Gottlieb, P. Gandhi, P. Casella, V. S. Dhillon, T. R. Marsh, S. P. Littlefair, L. Hardy, R. Fender, K. Mooley, D. J. Walton, F. Fuerst, M. Bachetti, A. J. Castro-Tirado, M. Charcos, M. L. Edwards, N. M. Lasso-Cabrera, A. Marin-Franch, S. N. Raines, K. Ackley, J. G. Bennett, A. J. Cenarro, B. Chinn, H. V. Donoso, R. Frommeyer, K. Hanna, M. D. Herlevich, J. Julian, P. Miller, S. Mullin, C. H. Murphey, C. Packham, F. Varosi, C. Vega, C. Warner, A. N. Ramaprakash, M. Burse, S. Punnadi, P. Chordia, A. Gerarts, H. de Paz Martín, M. Martín Calero, R. Scarpa, S. Fernandez Acosta, W. M. Hernández Sánchez, B. Siegel, F. Francisco Pérez, H. D. Viera Martín, J. A. Rodríguez Losada, A. Nuñez, Á. Tejero, C. E. Martín González, C. Cabrera Rodríguez, J. Molgó, J. Esteban Rodriguez, J. I. Fernández Cáceres, L. A. Rodríguez García, M. Huertas Lopez, R. Dominguez, T. Gaggstatter, A. Cabrera Lavers, S. Geier, P. Pessev, A. Sarajedini

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Science  20 Apr 2018:
Vol. 360, Issue 6386, eaat9270
DOI: 10.1126/science.aat9270

In the Report “A precise measurement of the magnetic field in the corona of the black hole binary V404 Cygni,” a calculation error led to values of the magnetic field that were about 14 times too high. The mathematical expressions given in the Report were correct, but the code used to calculate the numerical values included an extraneous factor, which led to incorrect results. The magnetic fields calculated from the observations at different wavelengths were all scaled by the same factor, so after this is removed they remain consistent with each other. The corrected value of the magnetic field is lower than previously calculated, making the field in V404 Cygni even more unlike those estimated for other systems. However, the lower magnetic field is no longer consistent with the value predicted from the equipartition model. The text, materials and methods, Table S1, and Figure S3 have been updated to reflect the corrected magnetic field values and to state that the system was not in equipartition. No other results or conclusions of the study were affected. The authors thank J. Malzac (Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie, Université de Toulouse) for alerting them to this error.

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