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New INTEGRAL source, IGR J17354-3255, and continuation of the INTEGRAL Galactic Bulge monitoring program

ATel #874; E. Kuulkers (ESA/ESAC, Spain), S. Shaw (Southampton, UK/ ISDC, Switzerland), A. Paizis (INAF-IASF, Italy), A. Gros (CEA Saclay, France), J. Chenevez (DNSC, Denmark), C. Sanchez-Fernandez (ESA/ESAC, Spain), S. Brandt (DNSC, Denmark), T. J.-L. Courvoisier (ISDC, Switzerland), A. Domingo Garau (LAEFF/INTA, Spain), K. Ebisawa (ISAS, Japan), P. Kretschmar (ESA/ESAC, Spain), C. Markwardt (NASA/GSFC, USA), N. Mowlavi (ISDC, Switzerland), T. Oosterbroek, A. Orr (ESA/ESTEC, Netherlands), D. Rísquez Oneca (LAEFF/INTA, Spain), R. Wijnands (UvA, Netherlands)
on 11 Aug 2006; 12:10 UT
Credential Certification: Erik Kuulkers (ekuulker@rssd.esa.int)

Subjects: X-ray, Binary, Black Hole, Globular Cluster, Neutron Star, Transient, Variables

Referred to by ATel #: 886, 1005, 1228, 1266, 1385, 1739, 2019, 2596

We performed a re-analysis of all consolidated data of the INTEGRAL AO-3 Galactic Bulge monitoring program (ATel #438; Kuulkers et al. 2006, astro-ph/0603130), and detected a new source with IBIS/ISGRI, which we designate IGR J17354-3255. It was detected in two consecutive 1800 sec pointings from 21 Apr 2006 04:27 to 05:29 (UT) at RA, Dec (J2000.0) = 17h 35m 25s, -32o 55' 18", with a statistical error radius of 4' (90% confidence). The average 20-60 keV flux was about 18 mCrab during the two pointings. Unfortunately, the Jem-X instrument was off at that time. No previously known X-ray or gamma-ray emitting source is found within the error circle from the Simbad database.

The Galactic Bulge monitoring program will be continued throughout the next INTEGRAL AO-4 period (16 Aug 2006 - 15 Aug 2007), starting on 16 Aug 2006. Continuing the service to the scientific community, the near-real-time results (Jem-X and IBIS/ISGRI light curves and mosaic images) will be made publicly available as soon as possible at http://isdc.unige.ch/Science/BULGE/.