CHANDRA/HETGS OBSERVATIONS OF THE BRIGHTEST FLARE SEEN FROM Sgr A*

@article{Nowak2012CHANDRAHETGSOO,
  title={CHANDRA/HETGS OBSERVATIONS OF THE BRIGHTEST FLARE SEEN FROM Sgr A*},
  author={M. Nowak and J. Neilsen and S. Markoff and F. Baganoff and D. Porquet and N. Grosso and Y. Levin and J. Houck and A. Eckart and H. Falcke and L. Ji and J. Miller and Q. D. Wang},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={759},
  pages={95}
}
  • M. Nowak, J. Neilsen, +10 authors Q. D. Wang
  • Published 2012
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • Starting in 2012, we began an unprecedented observational program focused on the supermassive black hole in the center of our Galaxy, Sgr A*, utilizing the High Energy Transmission Grating Spectrometer (HETGS) instrument on the Chandra X-Ray Observatory. These observations will allow us to measure the quiescent X-ray spectra of Sgr A* for the first time at both high spatial and spectral resolution. The X-ray emission of Sgr A*, however, is known to flare roughly daily by factors of a few to ten… CONTINUE READING

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