RXTE observations of the starburst galaxy M82

D. E. Gruber*, Y. Rephaeli

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Abstract

The two nearby starburst galaxies M82 and NGC 253 were recently observed with the PCA and HEXTE experiments aboard RXTE. Here we present first results from a preliminary analysis of ∼ 75% of the M82 data. A power-law, photon index 2.0 ± 0.1, and thermal emission at kT = 7.4 ± 0.7 keV, are both acceptable spectral fits to the data. For the first time, we find evidence for iron lines; there is no evidence for temporal variability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)550-553
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements
Volume69
Issue number1-3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1999

Funding

FundersFunder number
National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationNAG5-4623

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