TitleVLITE meter-wavelength detection of MAXI J1820+070 at 339 MHz
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsPolisensky, E, Giacintucci, S, Lane-Peters, W, Clarke, T, Kassim, N
Date Published04/2018
PublisherAstronomer's Telegram

We report detection of MAXI J1820+070 (e.g. ATel #11399, #11418, #11420) at 339 MHz with the Very Large Array Low-band Ionosphere and Transient Experiment (VLITE, Clarke et al. 2016). The source was observed on April 12 for 53 minutes between 07:25 and 13:07 UTC, centered at MJD 58220.428. The fitted position is RA: 18:20:21.9, Dec = +07:11:07.2. It is unresolved by the VLITE beam with FWHM 5.74" × 3.46" at PA -52.6°. The flux density is 33.0 ± 5.3 mJy using the Perley & Butler (2017) flux scale; the uncertainty combines the image noise of 1.9 mJy and an assumed 15% flux scale uncertainty.

The meter-wavelength detection complements the higher-frequency radio detections (ATel #11533, #11439), and better constrains the broad-band radio continuum spectrum of this black hole candidate low-mass X-ray binary.

VLITE will continue to observe in tandem with any higher-frequency observations, and any additional measurements will be reported.