The hibernating stellar magnet

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 (and in the accompanying video). 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.

Kilde:

A.J. Castro-Tirado/IAC80/ESO

Om bildet

ID:eso0831b
Type:Kollasj
Publiseringsdato:23. september 2008
Relaterte pressemeldinger:eso0831
Størrelse:1567 x 992 px

Om objektet

Navn:SWIFT J195509.6+261406
Type:Milky Way : Star : Type : Exotic : X-Ray Binary
Avstand:16000 lysår
Kategori:Stars

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