AAS Meeting #194 - Chicago, Illinois, May/June 1999
Session 71. Between the Stars II: The ISM, Galactic and Extragalactic
Display, Wednesday, June 2, 1999, 10:00am-6:30pm, Southwest Exhibit Hall

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[71.25] ROSAT X-ray Sources in the Large Magellanic Cloud

S.D. Points, Y.-H. Chu, R.A. Gruendl (UIUC), S.L. Snowden (NASA/GSFC)

The ROSAT PSPC X-ray mosaics of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) have revealed a large number of compact sources and discrete diffuse sources. Most of the compact sources are associated with X-ray binaries, foreground stars, or background AGNs. The diffuse sources are composed of supernova remnants, superbubbles, supergiant shells, and diffuse field emission.

We have compared the X-ray images with H\alpha and optical continuum images to identify the optical counterparts of these X-ray sources. We have also determined the fractions of X-ray fluxes from diffuse sources and from point sources, respectively. A number of point X-ray sources appear to be associated with star clusters. These results are reported in this poster.

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