Epoch J2000 Equinox J2000
|Right ascension||17h 44m 33.1s|
|Declination||-28° 44' 19"'|
The Bursting Pulsar (GRO J1744-28) is a low-mass x-ray binary with a period of 11.8 days. It was discovered in December 1995 by the Burst and Transient Source Experiment on the Compton Gamma-Ray Observatory, the second of the NASA Great Observatories. The pulsar is unique in that it has a "bursting phase" where it emits gamma rays and X-rays peaking at approximately 20 bursts per hour after which the frequency of bursts drops off and the pulsar enters a quiescent phase. After a few months, the bursts reappear, though not yet with predictable regularity.
- F. Daigne1, P. Goldoni, P. Ferrando1, A. Goldwurm, A. Decourchelle and R. S. Warwick, XMM-Newton observation of the bursting pulsar GRO J1744-28 in quiescence Astronomy & Astrophysics, Volume 386, Number 2, May I 2002 Page 531 - 534 DOI 10.1051/0004-6361:20020223
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