Bright X-ray bursts from 1E1724-3045 in Terzan 2

Cocchi, M.; Bazzano, A.; Natalucci, L.; Ubertini, P.; Heise, J.; Kuulkers, E.; in’t Zand, J. J. M.
April 2000
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 510 Issue 1, p217
Academic Journal
During about 3 years wide field monitoring of the Galactic Center region by the WFC telescopes on board the BeppoSAX satellite, a total of 14 type-I X-ray bursts were detected from the burster 1E 1724-3045 located in the globular cluster Terzan 2. All the observed events showed evidence of photospheric radius expansion due to Eddington-limit burst luminosity, thus leading to an estimate of the source distance (∼7.2 kpc). Preliminary results of the analysis of the bursts are presented. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.


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