Résumé du preprint DAPNIA-06-447

The discovery outburst of the X-ray transient IGR J17497-2821 observed with RXTE and ATCA (Astro-ph 0611341)
J. Rodriguez, M. Cadolle Bel, J. A. Tomsick, S. Corbel, C. Brocksopp, A. Paizis, S. E. Shaw, A. Bodaghee
We report the results of a series of RXTE and ATCA observations of the recently-discovered X-ray transient IGR J17497-2821. Our 3-200 keV PCA+HEXTE spectral analysis shows very little variations over a period of ~10 days around the maximum of the outburst. IGR J17497-2821 is found in a typical Low Hard State (LHS) of X-ray binaries (XRB), well represented by an absorbed Comptonized spectrum with an iron edge at about 7 keV. The high value of the absorption (~4 e22 cm-2) suggests that the source is located at a large distance, either close to the Galactic center or beyond. The timing analysis shows no particular features, while the shape of the power density spectra is also typical of LHS of XRBs, with ~36% RMS variability. No radio counterpart is found down to a limit of 0.21 mJy at 4.80 GHz and 8.64 GHz. Although the position of IGR J17497-2821 in the radio to X-ray flux diagram is well below the correlation usually observed in the LHS of black holes, the comparison of its X-ray properties with those of other sources leads us to suggest that it is a black hole candidate.


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