Potential ALEXIS transient on Nov. 8

(vsnet-alert 580)

ALEXIS has detected a potential transient in Telescope 2B (186 Angstroms, 66eV) at:

         RA= (22 23 38.4)
         DEC=(61 9.96)
         (Epoch 2000)

         Error circle radius = 0.4 degrees (~90% confidence)

There was no evidence of the object in the co-aligned telescope 2A (93 eV). The source turn on appeared to start about 0 UT 8 Nov and was constant or slowly decaying at 18 UT 8 Nov which is the end of the most recent data dump from the satellite.

Follow up observations are encouraged

                                                Diane Roussel-Dupre

for more information, see the ALEXIS web page


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