BeppoSAX observations of a new X-ray burster in the Galactic Center region, possibly coincident with a recurrent transient.

L. Sidoli\inst1, 2, S. Mereghetti(1), G.L. Israel\inst3, 4, G. Cusumano(5), L. Chiappetti(1), A. Treves(6)

(1) Istituto di Fisica Cosmica del C.N.R., Via Bassini 15, I-20133 Milano, Italy;, e-mail: (sidoli, sandro, lucio) & Dipartimento di Fisica, Universit\`a di Milano, Via Celoria 16, I-20133 Milano, Italy & Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma, Via dell'Osservatorio 2, I-00040 Monteporzio Catone (Roma), Italy;, e-mail: & Affiliated to I.C.R.A. & Istituto di Fisica Cosmica ed Applicazioni all'Informatica del C.N.R., Via La Malfa 153, I-90146 Palermo, Italy;, e-mail: & Universit\`a di Milano, sede di Como, Via Lucini 3, I-22100 Como, Italy;, e-mail:

Paper: to appear in A&ALetters, Aug 1998

EPrint Server: astro-ph/9807054


We report BeppoSAX NFI observations of the X-ray source SAX J1747.0-2853 recently discovered in the region of the Galactic Center. The presence of type I X-ray bursts indicates that this source, positionally coincident with the transient GX 0.2-0.2 observed in 1976, is a neutron star accreting from a low mass companion.

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