MAXI/GSC detection of brightening of a transient LMXB 4U 1608-522
ATel #2462; Mikio Morii (Tokyo Tech)
on 3 Mar 2010; 22:09 UT
Credential Certification: Mikio Morii (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subjects: X-ray, Binary, Neutron Star, Transient
MAXI/GSC detected an X-ray brightening of the LMXB 4U 1608-522.
The source flux has increased since the beginning of March 2,
and reached about 20 mCrab in the 4 - 10 keV band on 2010 March 3 (MJD 55258).
By combining this result with the detection of an X-ray burst by
SuperAGILE (Atel #2461), we suggest that this source has entered into an active state.
The multi-wavelength follow-up observations are encouraged.
The latest light curve and image of this source are shown in
the following URL: http://maxi.riken.jp/news/en/
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