In recent years, the black hole candidate X-ray binary system H1743-322 has undergone outbursts and it has been observed with X-ray and radio telescopes. We present 1.3 GHz MeerKAT radio data from the ThunderKAT Large Survey Project on radio transients for the 2018 outburst of H1743-322. We obtain seven detections from a weekly monitoring programme and use publicly available Swift X-ray Telescope and Monitor of All-sky X-ray Image data to investigate the radio/X-ray correlation of H1743-322 for this outburst. We compare the 2018 outburst with those reported in the literature for this system and find that the X-ray outburst reported is similar to previously reported 'hard-only' outbursts. As in previous outbursts, H1743-322 follows the 'radio-quiet' correlation in the radio/X-ray plane for black hole X-ray binaries, and the radio spectral index throughout the outburst is consistent with the 'radio-quiet' population.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
- Pub Date:
- January 2020
- X-rays: binaries;
- radio continuum: transients;
- Astrophysics - High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena
- 6 pages, 2 figures