IAUC 6586 Excerpt: GS1843+00

                                                 Circular No. 6586
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GS 1843+00
     R. B. Wilson and B. A. Harmon, Marshall Space Flight Center,
NASA; D. M. Scott, M. H. Finger, and C. R. Robinson, Universities
Space Research Association; D. Chakrabarty, Massachusetts Institute
of Technology; and T. A. Prince, California Institute of Technology,
report for the Compton Observatory BATSE Team: "Pulsations from the
transient x-ray binary pulsar GS 1843+00 have been detected since
Mar. 3 in the energy range 20-50 keV.  Using observations through
Mar. 9, the mean barycentric pulse frequency at epoch Mar. 6.0 UT
was (3.382592 +/- 0.000035) x 10E-2 Hz.  The observed spinup rate
during this observation is (4.18 +/- 0.12) x 10E-11 Hz sE-1. The
mean RMS pulsed flux integrated over 20-50 keV was (3.75 +/- 0.24)
x 10E-10 erg cmE-2 sE-1 on Mar. 8-9.  Earth-occultation
measurements indicate a steady increase in total intensity from
early March to Mar. 8-9, with a total flux of 5.1 +/- 0.5 x 10E-9
erg cmE-2 sE-1, giving a pulse fraction of about 7 percent.  The
thermal bremsstrahlung model (without Gaunt factor) yields a
temperature of 23 keV.  Pulsed and steady emission are also
observed on Mar. 10.  Updates to source intensity and pulse
frequency are posted twice-weekly for this and all other bright
sources detected by BATSE at the web site http://www.gammaray.nsstc.nasa.gov.
Observations are encouraged at all wavelengths, as no optical
counterpart is currently known for this source."

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1997 March 14                  (6586)            Daniel W. E. Green

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