The Likely Near-Infrared Counterpart to the Anomalous X-Ray Pulsar 1E 1048.1–5937

  title={The Likely Near-Infrared Counterpart to the Anomalous X-Ray Pulsar 1E 1048.1–5937},
  author={Zhongxiang Wang and Deepto Chakrabarty},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal Letters},
  pages={L33 - L36}
We report our discovery of the likely near-infrared counterpart to the anomalous X-ray pulsar (AXP) 1E 1048.1-5937, using observations from the 6.5 m Baade (Magellan I) telescope in Chile. We derived a precise position for the X-ray source using archival data from the Chandra X-Ray Observatory. This position is inconsistent with a position reported earlier from XMM-Newton, but we show that the originally reported XMM-Newton position suffered from attitude reconstruction problems. Only two of… 

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