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.


A.J. Castro-Tirado/IAC80/ESO.

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Udgivelsesdato:23. september 2008
Relaterede pressemeddelelser:eso0831
Spilletid:09 s
Frame rate:30 fps

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Navn:SWIFT J195509.6+261406
Type:Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Neutron Star

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