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Radio non-detection of SAX J1808.4-3658

ATEL # 1748; V. Tudose (UvA), T. Tzioumis (ATNF), D. Maitra, M. Linares, A. Patruno, D. Russell, P. Casella, D. Altamirano, R. Wijnands (UvA)
on 27 Sep 2008; 16:26 UT
Password Certification: Valeriu Tudose (vtudose@science.uva.nl)

Subjects: Radio, Neutron Stars, Pulsars, Transients
Referred to by ATEL #: 1749

We have observed the accreting millisecond X-ray pulsar SAX J1808.4-3658 in its current outburst (ATel #1728, #1732, #1733) in the radio band with the Australia Telecope Compact Array (ATCA) on 2008 September 26th for about 5h (03:39 - 08:35 UT). The radio-counterpart was not detected. The 3-sigma upper-limits are 0.45 mJy/beam at 4.8 GHz and 0.72 mJy/beam at 8.6 GHz.

The Australia Telescope National Facility is funded by the Commonwealth of Australia for operation as a National Facility managed by the CSIRO.


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