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SAX J1808.4–3658 2002 Oct #4

This profile forms part of the sample assembled for the paper "Thermonuclear burst observations for model comparisons: a reference catalogue" by Galloway, Goodwin & Keek (2017), to be submitted to PASA

This profile is from MINBAR burst #3040 (#4 in Galloway et al. 2008, ApJS 179, 360), of SAX J1808.4-3658, observed on MJD 52566.42677 by the Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE).

The estimated recurrence time of 29.82 hr is based on the elapsed time since the previous burst, confirmed by comparison with ignition models informed by the persistent flux history of the source. See the companion paper for more details

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The figure shows the results of time-resolved spectroscopic analysis. The estimated bolometric flux is plotted as green symbols & line, in units of 10-9 erg cm-2 s-1 (inner left-hand y-scale). The blackbody temperature kT is shown as purple symbols & line (right-hand y-axis, units of keV) and the normalisation as the aqua symbols & line (outermost left-hand y-scale, units of R2/d2, where R is the emitting radius in km, and d the distance to the source in units of 10 kpc).

This version of the data now includes deadtime correction (see and has the updated effective area of the v11.7 responses (see

All uncertainties are at 1-sigma (68%) confidence. Note that the time value specifies the BEGINNING of the time bin

For full details of the source sample see the MINBAR home page

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