Discovery of an Isolated Compact Object at High Galactic Latitude

@article{Rutledge2008DiscoveryOA,
  title={Discovery of an Isolated Compact Object at High Galactic Latitude},
  author={R. Rutledge and D. Fox and A. Shevchuk},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={672},
  pages={1137-1143}
}
  • R. Rutledge, D. Fox, A. Shevchuk
  • Published 2008
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • We report the discovery of a compact object at high Galactic latitude. The object was initially identified as a ROSAT All-Sky Survey Bright Source Catalog X-ray source, 1RXS J141256.0+792204, statistically likely to possess a high X-ray to optical flux ratio. Further observations using Swift, Gemini-North, and the Chandra X-Ray Observatory refined the source position and confirmed the absence of any optical counterpart to an X-ray to optical flux ratio of FX(0.1–2.4 keV)/FV > 8700 (3… CONTINUE READING
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