A thorough study of the intriguing X-ray emission from the Cartwheel ring

@article{Wolter2004ATS,
  title={A thorough study of the intriguing X-ray emission from the Cartwheel ring},
  author={A. Wolter and G. Trinchieri},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  year={2004},
  volume={426},
  pages={787-796}
}
  • A. Wolter, G. Trinchieri
  • Published 2004
  • Physics
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • We present the results from the high resolution Chandra observation of the Cartwheel galaxy. Many individual sources are resolved in the image, mostly associated with the outer ring. All detected sources have a very high X-ray luminosity (${\geq} 10^{39}$ erg s -1 ) that classifies them as Ultra Luminous X-ray sources (ULX). The brightest of them is possibly the most luminous individual non-nuclear source observed so far, with $L_{\rm X} \sim 10^{41}$ erg s -1 (at $D=122$ Mpc). The spatial… CONTINUE READING
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