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Swift/XRT detection of SWIFT J1756.9-2508

ATEL # 1107; C. Markwardt (GSFC/UMD), J. Cummings (GSFC/UMBC), H. A. Krimm (GSFC/USRA),
on 14 Jun 2007; 0:30 UT
Distributed as an Instant Email Notice (Request for Observations)
Password Certification: Hans A. Krimm (

Subjects: X-ray, Request for Observations, Transients

We have observed the newly discovered galactic transient SWIFT J1756.9-2508 (ATel #1105) with the Swift X-ray Telescope (XRT). We derive a position for the source of:

RA/Dec (2000) = 17h 56m 57s.20 -25d 06m 26s.28
RA/Dec (2000) = 269.2383 -25.1073

with an error radius of 9 arc seconds.

Analysis of Swift XRT and BAT spectral data is ongoing and will be reported in a subsequent telegram.

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