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Discovery of the Optical Counterpart of the X-Ray Nova GRO J1655-40


Jerome A. Orosz

Dept. of Astronomy

Yale University

P. O. Box 208101

New Haven, CT 06520-8101


Presented at the Annual Meeting of the AAVSO, October 15, 1994




A new X-ray nova was discovered in July 1994 by the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory, and was designated GRO J1655-40. Our group at Yale promptly discovered the optical counterpart. Radio observations of the optical counterpart detected jets expanding at relativistic speeds.


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