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GCN Circular 24046

Subject
Trigger 896552: Swift detection of PSR B1055-52
Date
2019-04-04T06:26:12Z (5 years ago)
From
Scott Barthelmy at NASA/GSFC <scott@milkyway.gsfc.nasa.gov>
S. D. Barthelmy (GSFC), V. D'Elia (SSDC) and A. Tohuvavohu (PSU)
report on behalf of the Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory Team:

At 05:57:29 UT, the Swift Burst Alert Telescope (BAT) possibly triggered and
located PSR B1055-52 (trigger=896552).  Swift did not slew due to the low merit
value of this trigger.  The BAT on-board calculated location is 
RA, Dec 164.407, -52.387, which is 
   RA(J2000)  =  10h 57m 38s
   Dec(J2000) = -52d 23' 12"
with an uncertainty of 3 arcmin (radius, 90% containment, including 
systematic uncertainty).  As is typical for image triggers, there is nothing
visible in the light curve. 

Due to the low image significance and the distance to the PSR_B1055-52 source
(~5 arcmin) this identification of this trigger is not strong.  The proper
identification will require the full data set. 

This source lies within the current (Sector 10) field-of-view of TESS camera 2.
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