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Title: Observations of the extreme-ultraviolet transient RE J1255+266: a short outburst of a WZ Sge system?
Authors: Wheatley, P.J.
Burleigh, M.R.
Watson, Michael G.
First Published: 9-Sep-2000
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society
Citation: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 2000, 317 (2), pp. 343-347 (5)
Abstract: We present a previously unpublished ROSAT Wide Field Camera observation of the transient source RE J1255+266 made just 4 d before the discovery observations. The source is not detected, limiting the duration of the outburst to be less than expected for a superoutburst of a WZ Sge system.We also present a marginal detection of X-ray emission from RE J1255+266 using ASCA. The most probable luminosity is 6x10(29) erg s(-1), which is very similar to WZ Sge itself.We discuss the nature of the source in the light of these observations, and conclude that it is most probably a WZ Sge system, but that the observed outburst must have been a normal dwarf nova outburst.
DOI Link: 10.1046/j.1365-8711.2000.03569.x
ISSN: 0035-8711
eISSN: 1365-2966
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2000 RAS. Deposited with reference to the publisher's archiving policy available from the Journal Exclusive Licence Form, which permits posting of the Blackwell Publishing PDF 6 months after publication. The definitive version is available from
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