X-ray Emission from Stellar Clusters Near the Galactic Center

Casey Law*, Farhad Yusef-Zadeh

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

With the recent detection of X-ray emission from the Arches cluster, we examine the existing Chandra observations of the Galactic center region to determine X-ray properties of known stellar clusters and near-IR cluster candidates. We discuss the first detection of X-ray emission from the Quintuplet cluster, and find its emission characteristics very different from those of the Arches cluster. The X-ray and IR characteristics of these well-known clusters are used to discern if the candidate star clusters are indeed massive, Galactic center star clusters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)271-277
Number of pages7
JournalAstronomische Nachrichten
Volume324
Issue numberSUPPL.1
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2003

Keywords

  • Galaxies: clusters: individual (Arches, Quintuplet)
  • Galaxy: center
  • Stars: Wolf-Rayet
  • X-rays: galaxies: clusters

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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