Puzzling thermonuclear burst behaviour from the transient low-mass X-ray binary IGR J17473-2721

Jérôme Chenevez, Diego Altamirano, Duncan Galloway, Jean in 't Zand, Erik Kuulkers, Nathalie Degenaar, Maurizio Falanga, Ettore Del Monte, Y. Evangelista, Marco Feroci, Ettore Costa

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    Abstract

    We investigate the thermonuclear bursting behaviour of IGR J17473−2721, an X-ray transient that in 2008 underwent a 6-month long outburst, starting (unusually) with an X-ray burst. We detected a total of 57 thermonuclear bursts throughout the outburst with AGILE, Swift, Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) and the INTErnational Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Laboratory(INTEGRAL). The wide range of inferred accretion rates (between
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalRoyal Astronomical Society. Monthly Notices
    Volume410
    Issue number1
    Pages (from-to)179-189
    ISSN0035-8711
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

    Keywords

    • Astrophysics, neutron stars, x-ray bursts

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