Map of the galaxy in the 6.7-keV emission line

  title={Map of the galaxy in the 6.7-keV emission line},
  author={Mikhail G. Revnivtsev and Sergey V. Molkov and Sergey Yu. Sazonov},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters},
We study the two-dimensional surface brightness distribution of the Galactic X-ray background emission outside the central degree around Sgr A ∗ in the 6.7-keV line as measured by the Proportional Counter Array spectrometer of the Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer observatory. The use of the emission line instead of continuum (3‐20 keV) radiation and application of timevariability filtering to the long data set allows us to strongly suppress the contamination of the Galactic ridge X-ray emission… 

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