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Chandra position of IGR J17454-2919 and discovery of a possible NIR counterpart

ATel #7020; A. Paizis, M. Nowak, S. Chaty, J. Chenevez, M. Del Santo, J. Rodriguez, A. Segreto, J. Wilms
on 3 Feb 2015; 09:22 UT
Credential Certification: Adamantia Paizis (ada@iasf-milano.inaf.it)

Subjects: Radio, Infra-Red, Optical, X-ray, Binary, Black Hole, Nova, Neutron Star, Transient

On 2014 November 3, we observed the recently discovered INTEGRAL source IGR J17454-2919 (ATels #6530, #6574 and #6602) with Chandra HETGS for 20ks.
The J2000.0 Chandra position we obtain is
RA: 17 45 27.689
DEC: -29 19 53.83
(90% uncertainty of 0.6")

This position (2.4" away from the Swift position, ATel #6530), is consistent with the source 2MASS J17452768-2919534 (J=16.227, H=13.038+-0.06, Ks=11.365+-0.024). This candidate counterpart is also consistent with the Swift error circle of ATel #6530.

We encourage follow-up multi-wavelength observations.