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Program Information for 2017A-0328


PI: Arash Bahramian, Michigan State U., bahramian@pa.msu.edu
Address: Department of Physics and Astronomy, 567 Wilson Rd, Room 2173, East Lansing, MI 48824 USA

CoI: Jay Strader, Michigan State U.
CoI: Craig Heinke, University of Alberta
CoI: Christopher Britt, Michigan State U.

Title: NIR photometry of very faint X-ray transients

Abstract: Sub-luminous X-ray transients are systems which show X-ray outbursts that are too faint to be explained by our current disk instability theories. It is thought that this could be due to exotic nature of the donor star in these systems or inefficient accretion mechanisms. We wish to observe these systems in the Galactic bulge region in near- infrared during their outburst in order to study the companion star in these systems and shed light on the accretion mechanism in these systems.

Program Type: Standard/Galactic

Scheduled Nights:
Run 1 (2017A):  SOAR-TOO/Spartan -- 7hrs


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