Flare from the magnetar-candidate

The newly discovered object, known as SWIFT J195509+261406, showed intense flaring activity over a three day period. One of such flare is demonstrated here. The images, obtained with the 0.8-m IAC80 telescope at Teide Observatory (Spain), show the source over a time span of about 30 minutes, during which the source brightens quickly then fades away. Forty of such flares have been recorded by the team of astronomers.

Forrás:

A.J. Castro-Tirado/IAC80/ESO.

About the Video

Id:eso0831a
Közzététel napja:2008. szeptember 23.
Related releases:eso0831
Időtartam:09 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Név:SWIFT J195509.6+261406
Típus:Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Neutron Star
Category:Stars

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