The X-ray flaring properties of Sgr A* during six years of monitoring with Swift

@article{Degenaar2013TheXF,
  title={The X-ray flaring properties of Sgr A* during six years of monitoring with Swift},
  author={N. Degenaar and J. Miller and J. Kennea and N. Reynolds and R. Wijnands},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2013},
  volume={769},
  pages={155}
}
  • N. Degenaar, J. Miller, +2 authors R. Wijnands
  • Published 2013
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • Starting in 2006, Swift has been targeting a region of sime 21' × 21' around Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*) with the onboard X-Ray Telescope. The short, quasi-daily observations offer a unique view of the long-term X-ray behavior of the supermassive black hole. We report on the data obtained between 2006 February and 2011 October, which encompasses 715 observations with a total accumulated exposure time of sime0.8 Ms. A total of six X-ray flares were detected with Swift, which all had an average 2-10… CONTINUE READING
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