The 2008 May burst activation of SGR 1627-41

  title={The 2008 May burst activation of SGR 1627-41},
  author={Paolo Esposito and Gian Luca Israel and Silvia Zane and Fabio Senziani and Rhaana L. C. Starling and Nanda Rea and David M. Palmer and Neil Gehrels and Andrea Tiengo and Andrea De Luca and Diego Gotz and Sandro Mereghetti and Patrizia Romano and Takanori Sakamoto and Scott Douglas Barthelmy and Luigi Stella and Roberto Turolla and Marco Feroci and Vanessa Mangano},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters},
In 2008 May, the soft gamma-ray repeater (SGR) SGR 1627-41 resumed its bursting activity after nearly a decade of quiescence. After detection of a bright burst, Swift pointed its X-ray telescope in the direction of the source in less than five hours and followed it for over five weeks. In this Letter, we present an analysis of the data from these Swift observations and an XMM-Newton one performed when SGR 1627-41 was still in a quiescent state. The analysis of the bursts detected with Swift… 

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