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New X-ray Outburst in X1744-361 (A1744-36)

ATel #2305; Ronald A. Remillard (MIT) for the RXTE All-Sky Monitor team at MIT and GSFC
on 21 Nov 2009; 01:20 UT
Credential Certification: Ron Remillard (rr@space.mit.edu)

Subjects: X-ray, Neutron Star, Transient

Referred to by ATel #: 5301

The recurrent transient and accreting neutron star, X1744-361, has begun the fourth outburst observed with RXTE (see ATel #1587). The ASM data rate for this source is impeded by the angular proximity of the Sun, but the outburst appears to have begun near MJD 55145. The intensity seems to have leveled off quickly, and the the average flux during the last week is 65(7) mCrab at 2-12 keV. Followup observations are encouraged.