Recent activity of the Rapid Burster (MXB 1730-335)

E. Kuulkers*, S. Brandt, C. Markwardt, R.A. Remillard, S. Shaw, V. Beckmann, J. Chenevez, T. J.-L. Courvoisier, A. Domingo, K. Ebisawa, P. Jonker, P. Kretschmar, T. Oosterbroek, A. Paizis, D. Risquez, C. Sanchez-Fernandez, R. Wijnands

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Abstract

Observations taken as part of the INTEGRAL Galactic bulge monitoring program (see ATel #1385) on 2008, February 23 13:32-17:13 (UT) showed bursting activity from the X-ray transient, the Rapid Burster (MXB 1730-335). During one of the 1800-sec pointings when the source was in the field- of-view of JEM-X a series of 6 X-ray bursts were observed, once every 250-350 sec, with durations of 30-60 sec and peak fluxes of about 0.6-0.9 Crab (3-10 keV).
Original languageEnglish
Publication date26 Feb 2008
Publication statusPublished - 26 Feb 2008
SeriesThe Astronomer's telegram
NumberATel #1398

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