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RXTE Confirms Persistent Activity of Burster IGR J17473-2721

ATel #1460; C. B. Markwardt (U. Md./CRESST/NASA GSFC), D. Altamirano (U. Amsterdam), J. H. Swank (NASA GSFC), J. in 't Zand (SRON)
on 3 Apr 2008; 16:58 UT
Credential Certification: Craig B. Markwardt (craigm@lheamail.gsfc.nasa.gov)

Subjects: X-ray, Binary, Neutron Star, Transient

Referred to by ATel #: 1461, 1468, 1651

Following reports of bursting activity of IGR J17473-2721 (= XTE J1747-274) by the AGILE team (Del Monte et al., ATEL #1445) and from Swift (Altamirano et al., ATEL #1459), we note that RXTE PCA monitoring scans of the source also reveal persistent activity.

Scans on 2008-03-28 at 18:50 UT and 2008-03-31 at 15:10 UT found 2-10 keV fluxes of about 13 and 18 mCrab, respectively. Previous scans are consistent with quiescent level (with 2-sigma upper limits ~6 mCrab).