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RXTE PCA detects a new outburst of SAX J1750.8-2900

ATel #1425; C. B. Markwardt (CRESST/U. Md/NASA GSFC), J. H. Swank (NASA GSFC)
on 15 Mar 2008; 20:32 UT
Credential Certification: Craig B. Markwardt (craigm@lheamail.gsfc.nasa.gov)

Subjects: Binary, Neutron Star, Transient

Referred to by ATel #: 1426, 1428, 1431, 1446, 1472, 1662, 1775

RXTE PCA monitoring scans of the galactic bulge region on 2008-03-15 at 04:23 UTC detected a brightening of the neutron star transient SAX J1750.8-2900. The last bright outburst of this source was in 2001, although it has produced low-level emission during portions the interim between then and now. The X-ray flux is approximately 230 mCrab (2-10 keV), which is similar to the peak flux during its previous bright outburst.