Observations of a GX 301-2 Apastron Flare with the X-Calibur Hard X-Ray Polarimeter Supported by NICER, the Swift XRT and BAT, and Fermi GBM

@inproceedings{Abarr2020ObservationsOA,
  title={Observations of a GX 301-2 Apastron Flare with the X-Calibur Hard X-Ray Polarimeter Supported by NICER, the Swift XRT and BAT, and Fermi GBM},
  author={Quincy Abarr and M. Baring and Banafsheh Beheshtipour and Matthias Beilicke and G. Degeronimo and P. F. Dowkontt and Manel Errando and V. Guarino and N. Iyer and Fabian Kislat and M'ozsi Kiss and Takao Kitaguchi and H. Krawczynski and James Lanzi and Shiyou Li and Lindsey Lisalda and Takashi Okajima and M. Pearce and Leah Press and B. Rauch and Dave Stuchlik and Hiroki Takahashi and J. Tang and Naruya Uchida and Alastair West and P. Jenke and H. Krimm and A. Lien and Christian Malacaria and Jonathan M. Miller and Catherine St. Louis and Rice University and Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics and Former affiliation Washington University in St. Louis and DG CIrcuits and Guarino Engineering and Kth - Royal Institute of Technology and Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmoparticle Physics and University of New Hampshire and Riken Nishina Center and Nasa Wallops Flight Facility and Brookhaven National Laboratory and NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and Hiroshima University and University of Alabama in Huntsville and National Science Foundation and Center for Space Research and Exploration in Space Science and Technology and Nasa Goddard Space Flight Center and University of Maryland and Nasa Marshall Space Flight Center and Universities Space Research Association and Nsstc and University of Michigan},
  year={2020}
}
  • Quincy Abarr, M. Baring, +52 authors University of Michigan
  • Published 2020
  • Physics
  • The accretion-powered X-ray pulsar GX 301-2 was observed with the balloon-borne X-Calibur hard X-ray polarimeter during late December 2018, with contiguous observations by the NICER X-ray telescope, the Swift X-ray Telescope and Burst Alert Telescope, and the Fermi Gamma-ray Burst Monitor spanning several months. The observations detected the pulsar in a rare apastron flaring state coinciding with a significant spin-up of the pulsar discovered with the Fermi GBM. The X-Calibur, NICER, and Swift… CONTINUE READING

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