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RXTE PCA detects a new outburst of SAX J1750.8-2900

ATEL # 1425; C. B. Markwardt (CRESST/U. Md/NASA GSFC), J. H. Swank (NASA GSFC)
on 15 Mar 2008; 20:32 UT
Password Certification: Craig B. Markwardt (craigm@lheamail.gsfc.nasa.gov)

Subjects: Binaries, Neutron Stars, Transients
Referred to by ATEL #: 1426, 1428, 1431

RXTE PCA monitoring scans of the galactic bulge region on 2008-03-15 at 04:23 UTC detected a brightening of the neutron star transient SAX J1750.8-2900. The last bright outburst of this source was in 2001, although it has produced low-level emission during portions the interim between then and now. The X-ray flux is approximately 230 mCrab (2-10 keV), which is similar to the peak flux during its previous bright outburst.


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