MAXI/GSC detects a re-brightening from the black hole candidate H 1743-322
ATel #2774; S. Nakahira, K. Yamaoka, A. Yoshida (AGU), H. Negoro, M. Nakajima, H. Ozawa, F. Suwa (Nihon U.), T. Mihara, M. Sugizaki, M. Suzuki, Y. E. Nakagawa, T. Yamamoto, T. Sootome, M. Matsuoka (RIKEN), N. Kawai, M. Morii, K. Sugimori, R. Usui (Tokyo Tech), K. Kawasaki, S. Ueno, H. Tomida, M. Kohama, M. Ishikawa (JAXA), H. Tsunemi, M. Kimura (Osaka U.), Y. Ueda, N. Isobe, S. Eguchi, K. Hiroi (Kyoto U.), A. Daikyuji (Miyazaki U.), A. Uzawa, T. Matsumura, K. Yamazaki (Chuo U.), on behalf of the MAXI team
on 6 Aug 2010; 12:44 UT
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Subjects: X-ray, Binary, Black Hole
An increase of X-ray flux of the black hole candidate H 1743-322 was observed with MAXI/GSC on 2010
August 5 at 53+-5 mCrab in the 2-20 keV range. The RXTE/PCA Galactic scan observations and the Swift BAT hard X-ray monitor also show a rapid increase in both soft and hard X-rays. This indicates a beginning of a new outburst where the source would be in the low/hard state. Multi-wavelength observations of this initial stage of the outburst are strongly encouraged.
The latest light curve and the image of this source are publicly available at the following URL: http://maxi.riken.jp/top/index.php?cid=1&jname=J1746-322 .
Please note that H 1743-322 is located near the Galactic Center and its flux may be
contaminated by nearby sources and the Galactic ridge emission.