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Exploring the nature of weak Chandra sources near the galactic centre

Abstract:

We present early results from the first near-IR imaging of the weak X-ray sources discovered in the recent Chandra/ACIS-I survey towards the Galactic Centre (GC) (Wang et al. 2002). These ̃800 discrete sources, which contribute significantly to the GC X-ray emission, represent an important and previously unknown population within the Galaxy. From our VLT observations we will identify likely IR counterparts to a sample of the hardest sources, which are most likely X-ray binaries. With these da...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Astrophysics
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Journal:
Revista Mexicana de Astronomia y Astrofisica: Serie de Conferencias
Volume:
20
Pages:
261-262
Publication date:
2004-01-01
ISSN:
1405-2059
URN:
uuid:60e24465-9754-4ff7-9ac9-83eca1c1e10d
Source identifiers:
297077
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pubs:297077
Language:
English

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