XMM-Newton refinement of the positions of two INTEGRAL sources
ATel #3125; J. Rodriguez (CEA Saclay, AIM-SAp, France), A. Bodaghee & J. A. Tomsick (SSL UC Berkeley, USA)
on 27 Jan 2011; 17:24 UT
Credential Certification: Jerome Rodriguez (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subjects: Infra-Red, Optical, X-ray, AGN, Binary, Quasar, Star, Transient, Variables, Pulsar
We report the identification and positional refinement of two
INTEGRAL sources with the XMM-Newton satellite.
For both sources we analyzed the MOS 1 and MOS 2 images and obtained
the best X-ray position with the standard tools provided
by the XMM Standard Analysis Software.
A precise analysis of the XMM data of
this Sey 1 AGN is presented in Panessa et al. 2008, A&A, 483, 151.
The authors, however, did not report the refined position obtained with
XMM-Newton. Only one bright counterpart is found within the IBIS error box of
this source. The averaged MOS 1/2 position is :
RA = 18h 02m 47.32s
Dec = -14deg 54' 54.6"
The error is dominated by a systematic uncertainty of 3.4" at the 90%
confidence level. This position is compatible with all previously suggested
counterparts, including 1RXS J180245.5-145432 (Combi et al. 2004 ATel #246
although at the ~2 sigma level in the latter case.
Very little is known about this source that was first mentioned in the 2nd IBIS
catalogue. A single X-ray source is found just on the outer edge of the IBIS 90%
error box at an averaged MOS 1/2 position of:
RA=19h 28 29.6s
Dec=+01deg 06' 42.4"
with a total uncertainty of 3.8" at 90%.
We did not find counterparts in the Rosat, 2MASS, 2MAS X, NVSS, USNO-B1.0, and NED
catalogues within the XMM-Newton error box. We, however, remark the presence
of 2MASS J19282921+0106418 (J=15.9, H=15.7, Ks=15.3) and USNO-B1.0 0911-0445937 (B=18.2, R=16.4, I=16.7)
at respectively 5.8" (at ~2.6 sigma) and 5.4" (2.4 sigma) from
the X-ray position.
The X-ray source is too faint for a meaningful spectral analysis to be performed.
A chance association of the X-ray and IGR sources cannot be completely excluded.
Observations at other wavelengths are encouraged to unveil the nature
of the second object.
This research has made use of the IGR Sources page maintained by
J. Rodriguez & A. Bodaghee (http://irfu.cea.fr/Sap/IGR-Sources/).