Possible ALEXIS transient

(vsnet-alert 768)

ALEXIS has detected a potential transient in Telescope 3A (72
eV) at:

         RA= (08 41 50.9)
         DEC=(+09 50.1)
         (Epoch 2000)

         Error circle radius = 0.6 degrees (~90% confidence)

There was no evidence of the object in the co-aligned telescope 3B (186
Angstroms, 93eV).  The source appeared to turn on about 20 UT 4 March and
was still bright or fading at 5 UT 6 March when the most recent contact
with the satellite was made.  The light curve is quite flare-like.

Simbad show 24 objects within the error circle.

Follow up observations are encouraged

Diane Roussel-Dupre

for more information, see the ALEXIS web page


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