Chandra Observations of the X-Ray-luminous Star-forming Galaxy Merger Arp 299

  title={Chandra Observations of the X-Ray-luminous Star-forming Galaxy Merger Arp 299},
  author={Andreas Zezas and Martin J. Ward and Stephen S. Murray CfA and University of Leicester},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
We report the results of a Chandra observation of the X-ray-luminous star-forming galaxy Arp 299 (NGC 3690/IC 694). We detect 18 discrete X-ray sources with luminosities above ~1039 ergs s-1 (0.5-8.0 keV band), which contribute ~40% of the total galactic emission in this band. The remaining emission is associated with a diffuse component spatially coincident with regions of widespread star formation. We detect X-ray emission from both nuclei. One of the discrete sources within the complex… 

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