The 2001 April Burst Activation of SGR 1900+14: X-Ray Afterglow Emission

@article{Feroci2003The2A,
  title={The 2001 April Burst Activation of SGR 1900+14: X-Ray Afterglow Emission},
  author={Marco Feroci and Sandro Mereghetti and Peter M. Woods and Chryssa Kouveliotou and E. Costa and Dmitry D. Frederiks and Sergey Golenetskii and Kevin Hurley and E. P. Mazets and Paolo Soffitta and Marco Tavani},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2003},
  volume={596},
  pages={470-476}
}
After nearly two years of quiescence, the soft gamma-ray repeater SGR 1900+14 again became burst-active on 2001 April 18, when it emitted a large flare, preceded by few weak and soft short bursts. After having detected the X- and gamma-prompt emission of the flare, BeppoSAX pointed its narrow field X-ray telescopes to the source in less than 8 hr. In this paper we present an analysis of the data from this and from a subsequent BeppoSAX observation, as well as from a set of RXTE observations… Expand

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