AAS 202nd Meeting, May 2003
Session 40 Galaxies
Poster, Wednesday, May 28, 2003, 10:00am-6:45pm, West Exhibit Hall

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[40.07] A Study of the X-ray Source Population in the Dwarf Galaxy NGC 6822

A. Tennant (NASA/MSFC), D. Swartz, K. Ghosh (USRA), K. Wu (University College London)

The dIrr galaxy NGC 6822 is a distant member of the Local Group. It is a site of recent star formation, rich in HII regions and OB associations, as well as containing an older globular cluster population. We present results of a deep Chandra observation of NGC 6822. The brightest source is extended and most likely a SNR. In addition to spectral analysis of the brightest sources, we extend the luminosity function down to the 1035 erg/s range. We use these results to quantify the difference between the properties of X-ray binary populations in dwarf and normal galaxies.

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