A Black Hole in the Galactic Center Complex IRS 13E

  title={A Black Hole in the Galactic Center Complex IRS 13E},
  author={R. Schoedel and A. Eckart and C. Iserlohe and R. Genzel and T. Ott},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  • R. Schoedel, A. Eckart, +2 authors T. Ott
  • Published 2005
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • The IRS 13E complex is an unusual concentration of massive, early-type stars at a projected distance of ~0.13 pc from the Milky Way's central supermassive black hole Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*). Because of their similar proper motion and their common nature as massive, young stars, it has recently been suggested that IRS 13E may be the remnant of a massive stellar cluster containing an intermediate-mass black hole (IMBH) that binds its members gravitationally in the tidal field of Sgr A*. Here, we… CONTINUE READING
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