Flare from the magnetar-candidate
The newly discovered object, known as SWIFT J195509+261406, showed intense flaring activity over a three day period. One of such flare is demonstrated here. The images, obtained with the 0.8-m IAC80 telescope at Teide Observatory (Spain), show the source over a time span of about 30 minutes, during which the source brightens quickly then fades away. Forty of such flares have been recorded by the team of astronomers.
About the Video
|Release date:||23 September 2008|
About the Object
|Type:||• Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Neutron Star|
• X - Stars