INTEGRAL observes IGR J17464-3213 in the soft state

P. Kretschmar*, J. Chenevez, F. Capitanio, A. Orr, G. Palumbo, S. Grebenev

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The X-ray transient and black hole candidate IGR J17464-3213 (ATEL #132) = H1743-322, XTE J1746-322 (ATEL #133, #136) has been observed again during the Galactic Center Deep Exposure of the INTEGRAL Core Program.

Compared to previous INTEGRAL observations the source has now changed to a soft state and is visible with the JEM-X monitor. The source fluxes were ~400 mCrab and ~120 mCrab in the energy ranges 4-6 and 6-10 keV respectively. No significant flux was detected above 20 keV neither with JEM-X nor with IBIS/ISGRI. The JEM-X spectrum can be described by a blackbody model with kT~0.88+-0.07 keV using a fixed absorption value of 2.5e22 derived from earlier observations. No power law tail is required to fit the JEM-X data.

From the JEM-X observations the source position is found to be R.A. = 17h46.3m, Decl. = -32o14.4' with an uncertainty of 0.5'. This is consistent with the VLA position reported in ATEL #137.

Original languageEnglish
Publication date21 Aug 2003
Publication statusPublished - 21 Aug 2003
SeriesThe Astronomer's telegram
NumberATel #180


  • X-ray
  • Gamma ray
  • Black hole
  • Transient


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