The Astrophysical Journal
The American Astronomical Society
We present a 2–10 keV ASCA observation of the ﬁeld around the soft gamma repeater SGR 1627-41. A quiescent X-ray source, whose position is consistent both with that of a recently discovered BeppoSAX X-ray source and with the Interplanetary Network localization for this soft gamma repeater, was detected in this observation. In 2–10 keV X-rays, the spectrum of the X-ray source may be ﬁt equally well by a power-law, blackbody, or bremsstrahlung function, with unabsorbed ﬂux ≈ 5x 10^-12 ergs cm^-2 s^-1. We do not conﬁrm continuation of a fading trend in the ﬂux, and we ﬁnd no evidence for periodicity, both of which were noted in the earlier BeppoSAX observations.
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