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New X-ray Outburst in X1744-361

ATEL # 1587; Ronald A. Remillard and Alan M. Levine (MIT) for the RXTE team at GSFC and MIT
on 24 Jun 2008; 19:23 UT
Password Certification: Ron Remillard (rr@space.mit.edu)

Subjects: X-ray, Neutron Stars, Transients

The recurrent transient and accreting neutron star, X1744-361, has begun the third X-ray outburst observed with RXTE. The previous outbursts occurred during 2003 and 2005. The ASM first detected the current outburst on MJD 54631 at an average level of 39 (9) mCrab at 2-12 keV. The intensity rose to 100 mCrab on MJD 54635, and it has hovered near that level up to the present day (54641). We urge followup observations with other instruments.


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