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IGR J17344-3023 = Swift J1734.5-3027

ATel #5448; E. Kuulkers (ESA/ESAC, Spain) & J. Chenevez (DTU Space, Denmark)
on 7 Oct 2013; 10:13 UT
Credential Certification: Erik Kuulkers (Erik.Kuulkers@sciops.esa.int)

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

It has been reported that a new X-ray transient, IGR J17344-3023, was seen with INTEGRAL/JEM-X between September 30 and October 6 at a flux level of about 5 mCrab (3-10 keV; ATel #5447). The position of this source is consistent with that of the possible new superbursting transient Swift J1734.5-3027 (ATel #5354, #5361). We, therefore, suggest that IGR J17344-3023 and Swift J1734.5-3027 are the same source. Swift J1734.5-3027 is thus still active after its discovery somewhat more than a month ago.