Chandra High-Resolution Camera observations of the luminous X-ray source in the starburst galaxy M82

@inproceedings{Kaaret2001ChandraHC,
  title={Chandra High-Resolution Camera observations of the luminous X-ray source in the starburst galaxy M82},
  author={Philip Elias Kaaret and Andrea Heather Prestwich and Andreas Zezas and Stephen S. Murray and D.-W. Kim and Roy E. Kilgard and Eric M. Schlegel and Michael J. Ward},
  year={2001}
}
We have analyzed Chandra High Resolution Camera observations of the starburst galaxy M82, concentrating on the most luminous x-ray source. We find a position for the source of R.A. = 095550.2, decl. = +694046.7 (J2000) with a 1σ radial error of 0.7. The accurate x-ray position shows that the luminous source is not at the dynamical centre of M82 nor coincident with any suggested radio AGN candidate. The source is highly variable between observations, which suggests that the source is a compact… CONTINUE READING