AAS 202nd Meeting, May 2003
Session 11 Galaxies, Cosmology and Higher Redshift Objects
Poster, Monday, May 26, 2003, 9:20am-6:30pm, West Exhibit Hall

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[11.09] Properties of Ultra-Luminous X-ray Sources in the Chandra Archive of Galaxies

D. A. Swartz, K. K. Ghosh (USRA/NSSTC), A. F. Tennant (NASA/NSSTC)

We report the spatial, spectral, and temporal properties of Ultra-Luminous X-ray sources (ULXs) as obtained from the Chandra Advanced CCD Imaging Spectrometer archive of external galaxies. We show how these characteristics are used to help distinguish among proposed classes of ULXs (supernovae, intermediate-mass black holes, beamed sources, etc.) and to help establish the origin and history of ULXs based on properties of their host galaxies.

Support for this research was provided in part by NASA/Chandra grant AR2-3008X

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