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New Outburst of the Transient Be/X-ray Pulsar GRO J1008-57

ATEL # 2313; Ascension Camero-Arranz (FECYT), Mark H. Finger (USRA), Peter A. Jenke (ORAU) and Valerie V. Connaughton (UAH) for the GBM Pulsar Project Team
on 25 Nov 2009; 22:06 UT
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Subjects: X-ray, Gamma Ray, Binaries, Pulsars, Transients

Pulsations from the the transient accreting pulsar GRO J1008-57 are currently being detected in the NaI detectors of Fermi/GBM. The source was first detected November 19. The rms pulse flux, which is rising, averaged 10 mCrab in the 12-50 keV band in the interval November 22-24. The last reported outburst was in March 2009 (ATel #1995).

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