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GCN Circular 4950

Subject
HETE Triggers H4043 and H4044 Not Due to New Cosmic Source
Date
2006-04-04T03:19:32Z (18 years ago)
From
Carlo Graziani at U.Chicago <carlo@oddjob.uchicago.edu>
C. Graziani, G. Ricker, J-L. Atteia, N. Kawai, D. Lamb, and S. Woosley,
on behalf of the HETE Science Team;
 
M. Arimoto, T. Donaghy, E. Fenimore, M. Galassi, N. Ishikawa,
A. Kobayashi, J. Kotoku, M. Maetou, M. Matsuoka, Y. Nakagawa,
T. Sakamoto, R. Sato, T. Shimokawabe, Y. Shirasaki, S. Sugita,
M. Suzuki, T. Tamagawa, K. Tanaka, and A. Yoshida, on behalf of the
HETE WXM Team;
 
N. Butler, G. Crew, J. Doty, G. Prigozhin, R. Vanderspek,
J. Villasenor, J. G. Jernigan, A. Levine, G. Azzibrouck, J. Braga,
R. Manchanda, G. Pizzichini, and S. Gunasekera, on behalf of the HETE
Operations and HETE Optical-SXC Teams;
 
M. Boer, J-F Olive, A. Pelangeon, J-P Dezalay, and K. Hurley, on behalf
of the HETE FREGATE Team;
 
report:

We have performed further analyses of HETE triggers H4043 and H4044, in
conjunction with a similar event (H4047).  We have concluded that these
events are not in fact due to a previously unknown cosmic source.  They are
instead due to SCO-X1, in conjunction with episodes of loss of spacecraft
attitude control that can occur sporadically near the daytime terminator.

We regret the confusion created by this error.
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