AAS 195th Meeting, January 2000
Session 39. Neutron Stars with Partners
Display, Thursday, January 13, 2000, 9:20am-6:30pm, Grand Hall

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[39.12] Periodic Dips in XTE J1716-389

L. Wen, A. Levine, H. Bradt (MIT), MIT/RXTE Team

We have analyzed four years of RXTE/ASM 2-12 keV light curve and about 200 ks PCA data for XTE J1716-389. The ASM light curve shows the source to have generally persisted at an intensity of ~25 mCrab for about four years. Despite its relatively low intensity, it exhibits variability, seen as prominent dips in the ASM light curve, which may have an associated period of ~100 days. The intensity in the dips may decrease to less than 10% of the average count rate and the total duration of a dip may be as much as ~40 days. We will present the ASM light curve and the PCA spectral and timing behavior of this source. Possible mechanisms for the observed periodic modulation will be discussed.

Support for this work was provided in part by NASA Contract NAS5-30612.

The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: LQW@mit.edu

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