Multiwavelength Observations of the Soft Repeater SGR1900+14

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Session 57 -- Molecular Astrophysics/ISM
Oral presentation, Thursday, June 15, 1995, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

[57.04] Multiwavelength Observations of the Soft Repeater SGR1900+14

K. Hurley, P. Li (UC Berkeley Space Sciences Lab.), S. Kulkarni (California Institute of Technology), D. Frail (National Radio Astronomy Observatory), L. Chernin (UC Berkeley Astronomy Dept.), C. Kouveliotou, C. Meegan, G. Fishman (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center), I. Smith (Rice University), D. Hartmann (Clemson University), F. Vrba (U.S. Naval Observatory)

We present the results of deep ROSAT HRI observations of the region around the network synthesis position for the soft repeater SGR1900+14. The strongest source in these images has a 0.1-2.4 keV flux of 7 x 10$^{-13}$ erg cm$^{-2}$ s$^{-1}$. We compare the x-ray image to a 327 MHz VLA image; the x-ray source is outside of the contours of the galactic SNR G42.8+0.6, but may be associated with it. The x-ray source position is consistent with the position of a bright, double IR source which is undetectable in the optical. We present recent millimeter observations of this region by BIMA and discuss the possibility that the SGR, the x-ray source, and the IR source are related.

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