HEAD 2000, November 2000
Session 32. Supernova Remnants/ISM
Display, Thursday, November 9, 2000, 8:00am-6:00pm, Bora Bora Ballroom

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[32.26] Deconstructing the Soft X-ray Background

K.D. Kuntz (LHEA/GSFC/UMd), S.L. Snowden (LHEA/GSFC)

Using the 6-band ROSAT All-Sky Survey, the Dwingeloo HI Survey, and the Schelgel et al. (1998) maps of IRAS emission, we have isolated and fit the spectral energy distribution of the galactic halo. We show that the 0.25-2.0 keV band SED of the galactic halo must be composed of at least two thermal components; a patchy component with \log T=6.056, and a smoother component with \log T=6.426. The hotter component is similar to that seen in external spiral galaxies.

The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: kuntz@halo.gsfc.nasa.gov

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