Sagittarius A* High Energy X-ray Flare Properties During NuSTAR Monitoring of the Galactic Center from 2012 to 2015

@article{Zhang2017SagittariusAH,
  title={Sagittarius A* High Energy X-ray Flare Properties During NuSTAR Monitoring of the Galactic Center from 2012 to 2015},
  author={S. Zhang and F. Baganoff and G. Ponti and J. Neilsen and J. Tomsick and J. Dexter and M. Clavel and S. Markoff and C. Hailey and K. Mori and N. Barri{\`e}re and M. Nowak and S. Boggs and F. Christensen and W. Craig and B. Grefenstette and F. Harrison and K. Madsen and D. Stern and W. Zhang},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2017},
  volume={843},
  pages={96}
}
Understanding the origin of the flaring activity from the Galactic center supermassive black hole Sagittarius A* is a major scientific goal of the NuSTAR Galactic plane survey campaign. We report on the data obtained between 2012 July and 2015 April, including 27 observations on Sgr A*, with a total exposure of ≃1 Ms. We found a total of 10 X-ray flares detected in the NuSTAR observation window, with luminosities in the range of L_(3-79 keV) ~(0.2-4.0) x 10^(35) erg s^(-1). With this largest… Expand
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