Osse search for high-energy X-ray emission from the Coma Cluster

Yoel Rephaeli*, Mel Ulmer, Duane Gruber

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Nonthermal emission of high-energy X-rays from the Coma Cluster is predicted from the presence of diffuse intracluster radio synchrotron emission. We have observed the Coma Cluster with the OSSE experiment, onboard the Compton Gamma-Ray Observatory, for a total on-source time of 4.4 days. No significant emission was detected. The flux upper limit, combined with the known radio flux, leads to a lower limit of ∼1 × 10-7 G on the mean intracluster magnetic field in the central region of the Coma Cluster.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)554-556
Number of pages3
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - 10 Jul 1994


  • Galaxies: clusters of (Coma)
  • Intergalactic medium
  • Magnetic fields
  • Radiation mechanisms : nonthermal
  • X-rays: galaxies


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