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Thu Aug 14, 2008

New outburst of IGR J17473-2721

This system was discovered back in 2005, and was detected in outburst again this March. Since then, it's been observed by Swift, INTEGRAL and RXTE, and even SuperAGILE detected a thermonuclear burst (ATel #1445). Following reports of the bursting activity we triggered some observations with RXTE to search for burst oscillations; we caught some bursts, but no oscillations. Since then, public RXTE observations revealed kHz QPOs and radius expansion bursts, from which we estimated the distance (ATel #1651). Observations are continuing.
See also
INTEGRAL monitoring of IGR J17473-2721
Diego Altamirano's IGR J17473-2721 page
IGR J17473-2721 at SIMBAD

Labels: 2008, /transients