Recent results from the swift supergiant fast X-ray transients project

P. Romano, V. Mangano, P. Esposito, Jamie A. Kennea, S. Vercellone, David Nelson Burrows, G. Cusumano, H. A. Krimm, V. La Parola, C. Pagani, N. Gehrels

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Abstract

We present the most recent results from our Supergiant Fast X-ray Transients project. Since 2007 Swift has contributed to this new field by detecting outbursts from these fast transients with the Swift/BAT and following them for days with the XRT. Furthermore, we have performed several campaigns of intense monitoring with the Swift/XRT, thus assessing the fraction of the time these sources spend in each phase, and their duty cycle of inactivity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)210-213
Number of pages4
JournalMemorie della Societa Astronomica Italiana, Supplementi - Journal of the Italian Astronomical Society, Supplement
Volume21
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
EventGRBs as Probes: From the Progenitors Environment to the High - Como, Italy
Duration: May 16 2011May 20 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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