The very soft X-ray transient H1853 + 60

Stern, Robert A. ; Agrawal, Prahlad C. ; Riegler, Guenter R. (1981) The very soft X-ray transient H1853 + 60 Nature, 290 . pp. 573-574. ISSN 0028-0836

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The increased sensitivity, sky coverage and spectral range of X-ray observatories have revealed a wide range of transient phenomena. The 'classical' X-ray transients flare rapidly, sometimes increasing by more than an order of magnitude in X-ray flux in a matter of days, and decay on time scales of months. Such transients are mainly located in the galactic plane, often associated with 'steady' X-ray sources. Some high galactic latitude transients, most of which are optically unidentified, have been observed to vary on time scales of tens of seconds to days. Most transient sources have been detected at energies greater than 1 keV; more recently, however, softer X-ray transients have been detected with observations on HEAO 1 and other satellites. We now report detection of a new soft X-ray transient, H1853 + 60, using datafrom the low energy detectors (LEDs) on the HEAO 1 A-2 experiment.

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