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Swift confirms identification of RT Cru as the IGR J12349-6434 hard x-ray source

ATel #591; J. Tueller, N. Gehrels, R. F. Mushotzky,(GSFC/NASA), C. B. Markwardt (UMD/NASA), J. A. Kennea, D. N. Burrows(PSU), K. Mukai,(USRA/NASA), J. Sokoloski (Harvard CFA)
on 24 Aug 2005; 17:46 UT
Credential Certification: Jack Tueller (jack.tueller-1@nasa.gov)

Subjects: Binary, Variables

Referred to by ATel #: 715, 923

The hard x-ray source, IGR J12349-6434 and SWIFT J1234.7-6433 (BAT survey source), has been detected by Swift XRT. There is only one bright x-ray source in the BAT error circle, with an absorbed flux of 3 x 10^11 erg/cm^2/s (0.5-10 keV). The XRT position is R.A.=12h34m54.7s , Decl.=-64d33m55.6s The XRT position is 5" from the symbiotic star RT Cru within the 6" XRT error radius, confirming the suggested identification of N. Masetti et al. ATel # 528.