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Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 231, Issue 1–2, pp 85–88 | Cite as

An optical-IR counterpart for SGR B1900+14?

  • F. J. Vrba
  • C. B. Luginbuhl
  • D. Hartmann
  • K. Hurley
  • S. Kulkarni
  • M. Van Kerkwijk
  • R. Probst
  • I. Smith
  • C. Kouveliotou
  • C. Meegan
  • G. Fishman
Session B Soft Gamma-Ray Repeaters
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Abstract

A deep optical search of the “Network Synthesis” localization for the SGR B1900+14 and the nearby ROSAT source error box has yielded an unusual source positionally coincident with an IRAS source. We present optical and IR data describing this source.

Key words

Soft Gamma-Ray Repeater SGR B1900+14 SGR Optical Counterparts 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. J. Vrba
    • 1
  • C. B. Luginbuhl
    • 1
  • D. Hartmann
    • 2
  • K. Hurley
    • 3
  • S. Kulkarni
    • 4
  • M. Van Kerkwijk
    • 4
  • R. Probst
    • 5
  • I. Smith
    • 6
  • C. Kouveliotou
    • 7
  • C. Meegan
    • 7
  • G. Fishman
    • 7
  1. 1.U.S. Naval Observatory Flagstaff StationFlagstaffUSA
  2. 2.Department of Physics and AstronomyClemson UniversityClemsonUSA
  3. 3.Space Sciences LaboratoryUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  4. 4.California Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA
  5. 5.National Optical Astronomy ObservatoryTucsonUSA
  6. 6.Rice UniversityHoustonUSA
  7. 7.Marshall Space Flight CenterHuntsvilleUSA

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