Chandra Observation of Low-Mass X-Ray Binaries in the Elliptical Galaxy M84

  title={Chandra Observation of Low-Mass X-Ray Binaries in the Elliptical Galaxy M84},
  author={Alexis Finoguenov and C. Jones},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
We present characteristics of the X-ray point-source population in the M84 galaxy observed by the Chandra Advanced CCD Imaging Spectrometer S-Array. We find an excess in the number of sources centered on M84 with a spatial distribution closely corresponding to the M84 stellar light. Given an absence of recent star formation, accreting binaries are the only candidates for the M84 X-ray sources. The majority of M84 sources (with luminosities exceeding 1038 ergs s-1) exhibit hardness ratios… 

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