Presentation #116.80 in the session Stellar/Compact Objects.
We present the long term analysis of GS 1826-238, a neutron star X-ray binary known as the “Clocked Burster”, using data from NuSTAR StrayCats. StrayCats, a catalogue of NuSTAR stray light data, contains data from bright, off-axis X-ray sources that have not been focused by the NuSTAR optics. We obtained stray light observations of the source from 2014-2021, reduced and analyzed the data using nustar-gen-utils Python tools, demonstrating the transition of source from the “island” atoll state to a “banana” branch. We also present the lightcurve analysis of Type I X-Ray bursts from the Clocked Burster and show that the bursts from the banana/soft state are systematically shorter in durations than those from the island/hard state and have a higher burst fluence. From our analysis, we note an increase in mass accretion rate of the source, and a decrease in burst frequency with the transition.