A&A 483, 249-251 (2008)
Swift observations of the X-ray pulsar SAX J1324-6200S. Mereghetti1, P. Romano2, and L. Sidoli1
1 INAF, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica Milano, via E. Bassini 15, 20133 Milano, Italy
2 INAF, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica Palermo, via U. La Malfa 153, 90146 Palermo, Italy
(Received 15 January 2008 / Accepted 21 February 2008)
We present recent observations of the X-ray pulsar SAX J1324-6200 obtained in December 2007 with the Swift satellite, significantly improving the source localization over previous data and providing a new measurement of the spin period P=172.84 s. A single object that is consistent in colors with a highly reddened early type star is visible in the X-ray error box. The period is significantly longer than what was obtained in 1997, indicating that SAX J1324-6200 has been spinning down at an average rate of s s-1. We discuss the possible nature of the source, showing that it most likely belongs to the class of low-luminosity, persistent Be/neutron star binaries.
Key words: X-rays: binaries
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