AAS Meeting #193 - Austin, Texas, January 1999
Session 102. Binary Stars
Display, Saturday, January 9, 1999, 9:20am-4:00pm, Exhibit Hall 1

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[102.10] Non-dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy of Scorpius X-1

A.E. Hornschemeier, D. N. Burrows, G. P. Garmire (Penn. State U.)

We report preliminary results from NASA Sounding Rocket Flight 36.176UH which occured at 5:30 UT, August 15th, 1998. The instrument for this flight was an X-ray CCD spectrometer developed at Pennsylvania State University. The target was the low mass X-ray binary system Scorpius X-1.

Calibration and aspect solution results will be presented. The extremely high count rate in our detector indicated that Sco X-1 may have been in a flaring state during our observation, confirmed by data obtained from a simultaneous observation by the RXTE All Sky Monitor. We report on the continuum characteristics of Sco X-1 in its flaring state.

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