- Rapid decay of the neutron star transient XTE J1701-462
- The astronomer's telegram
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- Faculty of Science (FNWI)
- Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy (API)
Following our last report on the outburst of the transient neutron star low-mass X-ray binary XTE J1701-462 (ATel #1144), we have continued observing the source with RXTE on a daily basis. During the last week we found that the decay rate of the source increased significantly compared to before. While the light curve from the period between early May and July 21 could be fitted with an exponential decay time scale of ~90 days, in the period after July 21 the exponential decay time has shortened to ~4.5 days.
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