Multi-INstrument Burst ARchive

This page provides a search and display interface to the Multi-INstrument Burst ARchive (MINBAR) data release 1, comprising analyses of thermonuclear (type-I) X-ray bursts observed by the Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE), BeppoSAX and INTEGRAL.

For usage information, move your pointer over the help buttons on the right-hand side of the main query pane. For explanation of the data fields, click for the bursts, observations, or sources.

The paper describing the sample is available at Galloway et al. (2020, ApJS 249, 32) and also as a preprint (arXiv:2003.00685). A subset of the data presented here is analysed for the paper, and is also available via the online data collection. Offline analyses may benefit from using the minbar python repository.

If you use these data in a publication, please cite the paper. For more information, see the the project home page, or contact the PI Duncan Galloway.

A single database selection is possible in this step. The database selected here will be displayed and may also be queried via the fields below.
In the Fields section, enter a comma-separated list of field names, or select from the drop-down list below. This is a mandatory field; at least one field name will need to be selected here. Field names are not case-sensitive. Note, field names listed here are dependent on the selected data source.

Select an appropriate Output option. The default is the 'Webpage' option, which will display in the panel below. The ASCII option will return identical data in plain text format, which can then be saved as a text file for offline analysis, or input directly into TopCat. The 'PNG figure' option will produce a valid input ONLY if two numeric fields have been selected; for example, 'time, bpflux'.

Under Time Format, select output format for: time (burst), and tstart & tstop (observations), as MJD or calendar. Both options can be selected simultaneously.
Data Source : Bursts Observations    Sources
Display : Fields


Time Format

Field names listed here are dependent on the selected data source.
Selection of a field creates a new filter row, allowing additional refinement of the filter criteria. Operators such as =, <, <=, >, >=, <> can be used where appropriate to select ranges of numeric parameters, and to combine row queries.

String searches match any field containing the search text as a substring, and are not case-sensitive.

Filter options will not be available when viewing the Sources database.

Light curve data is available for Bursts and Observations data.
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