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Anomalous X-ray pulsar (AXP) 1E 1048.1-5937 was the first AXP ever observed to emit an SGR-like X-ray burst.[2] It is also the closest magnetar to Earth.

AXP 1E 1048.1-5937
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0 (ICRS)
Constellation Carina
Right ascension  10h 50m 08.93s[1]
Declination −59° 53′ 19.9″[1]
Other designations
1RXS J105007.2-595329[1]
Database references


  1. ^ a b c "1E 1048.1-5937". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  2. ^ (in English) F. D. Seward & P. A. Charles, A Six-Second Periodic X-ray Source in Carina, Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, 16, 983 (1984) Voir en ligne.