8th HEAD Meeting, 8-11 September, 2004
Session 2 Galaxy Clusters and the Intergalactic Medium
Poster, Wednesday, September 8, 2004, 9:00am-10:00pm

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[2.08] A Deep Chandra Image of the Core of the Centaurus Cluster

A. C. Fabian, J. S. Sanders (IoA Cambridge, UK), G. B. Taylor (NRAO Socorro), S. W. Allen, C. S. Crawford (IoA Cambridge, UK)

The core of the nearby Centaurus cluster (A3526 at z=0.0104) was imaged by Chandra for 200ks in April 2004. We present detailed X-ray colour images of the cluster. The X-ray plume seen in our shorter Chandra image is resolved into delicate soft X-ray filaments and the holes in the X-ray emission associated with the radio source lobes are well defined. The nature of circular structures at larger radii in the image will be discussed.

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