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SWIFT/BAT Detections of Hard X-ray Sources III

ATel #677; J. A. Kennea (PSU), C. B. Markwardt (U. Md. & NASA/GSFC), J. Tueller (NASA/GSFC), S. Barthelmy (NASA/GSFC), D. Burrows (PSU), S. Campana (OAB), A. Falcone (PSU), N. Gehrels (NASA/GSFC), O. Godet (U. Leceister) D. Grupe (PSU), H. Krimm (GSFC/NASA), V. Mangano (INAF), T. Mineo (INAF), C. Pagani (OAB), K. Page (U. Leceister), R. F. Mushotzky (NASA/GSFC), G. K. Skinner (CESR)
on 20 Dec 2005; 18:37 UT
Credential Certification: Jamie A. Kennea (kennea@astro.psu.edu)

Subjects: X-ray, AGN, Black Hole, Neutron Star, Quasar, Star

Referred to by ATel #: 697, 720, 735, 785, 847, 859

We report on further detections of new high energy sources from the Swift Burst Alert Telescope (BAT) hard X-ray survey, and subsequent follow-up observations with the X-ray Telescope (XRT). For previously reported sources and an explanation of the BAT survey observing campaign are given by Tueller et al. (ATEL #668, ATEL #669).

In the table below, the sources are identified by their Swift/BAT name and XRT localized position, followed by their likely identification and classification, where appropriate. A full Swift/XRT name is given in the case where no previously identified source is consistent with the XRT position. The original BAT-only positions are accurate to within ~3 arcmin (90%). The XRT 90% containment error radius for each localization is given in arc seconds in the "ER" column below. These positions are calculated using the latest XRT boresight correction (e.g. Moretti et al., 2005).

  
BAT NAME             RA(J2000)  Dec(J2000)  ER  Type Identification
SWIFT J0601.9-8636 06 05 39.1 -86 37 51.6 4.9 Gal LEDA 18394 (1)
SWIFT J0920.8-0805 09 20 46.0 -08 03 21.7 3.3 Sy2 MCG-01-24-12
SWIFT J0923.7+2255 09 23 42.8 +22 54 31.9 3.3 Sy1 MCG+04-22-042
SWIFT J1049.4+2258 10 49 30.5 +22 57 51.1 4.6 QSO Mkn 417
SWIFT J1200.8+0650 12 00 57.7 +06 48 21.4 3.5 Gal LEDA 37894
SWIFT J1239.3-1611 12 39 06.0 -16 10 48.3 3.3 QSO QORG J123906.4-161047/IGR J12391-1612
SWIFT J1930.5+3414 19 30 13.7 +34 10 51.7 4.0 - SWIFT J193013.7+341051.7 (2)
SWIFT J2009.0-6103 20 08 47.0 -61 05 48.1 3.4 Sy1 NGC 6860
SWIFT J2152.0-3030 21 51 55.5 -30 27 52.6 3.3 QSO PKS 2149-306 (3)

(1) - Identification is the best candidate, but large (3.6') distance from BAT position makes this uncertain.
(2) - Error circle consistent with B=17.0 optical source in the USNO catalogue
(3) - Reported emission up to 150 keV from BeppoSAX observations (Elvis et al., 2000)
Gal - Galaxy
Sy1 - Seyfert 1
Sy2 - Seyfert 2
QSO - Quasar