The Acs Virgo Cluster Survey Iii. Chandra and Hst Observations of Low-mass X-ray Binaries and Globular Clusters in M87

Abstract

The ACIS instrument on board the Chandra X-ray Observatory has been used to carry out the first systematic study of low-mass X-ray binaries (LMXBs) in M87, the giant elliptical galaxy near the dynamical center of the Virgo Cluster. These images — having a total exposure time of 154 ks — are the deepest X-ray observations yet obtained of M87. We identify 174… (More)

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