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Recent activity of the Rapid Burster (MXB 1730-335)

Recent activity of the Rapid Burster (MXB 1730-335)

Publication date: 26 February 2008

Authors: Kuulkers, E. et al.

Journal: The Astronomer's Telegram
Issue: #1398
Year: 2008

Observations taken as part of the INTEGRAL Galactic bulge monitoring program (see ATel #1385) on 2008, February 23 13:32-17:13 (UT) showed bursting activity from the X-ray transient, the Rapid Burster (MXB 1730-335). During one of the 1800-sec pointings when the source was in the field-of-view of JEM-X a series of 6 X-ray bursts were observed, once every 250-350 sec, with durations of 30-60 sec and peak fluxes of about 0.6-0.9 Crab (3-10 keV).

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