AAS 199th meeting, Washington, DC, January 2002
Session 85. The Galactic Center
Display, Wednesday, January 9, 2002, 9:20am-6:30pm, Monroe/Lincoln

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[85.03] The Spatial Profile of the X-ray Emission from Sagittarius A*

F.K. Baganoff, M.W. Bautz, G.R. Ricker (MIT ), W.N. Brandt, E.D. Feigelson, G.P. Garmire, L.K. Townsley (Penn State), Y. Maeda (ISAS), M. Morris (UCLA)

We present an analysis of the spatial profile of the quiescent X-ray emission from Sagittarius A* obtained with the Advanced CCD Imaging Spectrometer (ACIS) on-board the Chandra X-ray Observatory. Comparison of the observed profile to the point-spread function indicates that the source is resolved. Implications for models of the accretion flow onto Sagittarius A* are discussed.

This research was supported by NASA grant NAS8-38252.

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