Possible ALEXIS transient

(vsnet-alert 773)

ALEXIS has detected a potential transient in Telescope 1B (170 Angstroms,
72eV) at:

         RA= [00 02 2.1]
         DEC=[-77 39.27]
             [Epoch 2000]

         Error circle radius = 0.5 degrees (~90% confidence)

There was no evidence of the object in the co-aligned telescope 1A (93 eV).
 The source became active at 0h UT 9 March, and was still active active but
fading when the satellite made contact at 17:50 UT. A Simbad search reveals
21 objects in the error box with 2 variable stars, one of which is a CV and
potential TOAD, BE Oct.

 Follow up observations are encouraged

 for more information, see the ALEXIS web page


                                                Diane Roussel-Dupre

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