AAS 199th meeting, Washington, DC, January 2002
Session 19. Chandra Observations of Nearby Galaxies
Display, Monday, January 7, 2002, 9:20am-6:30pm, Exhibit Hall

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[19.07] X-ray Structure of the Archetypal Merger NGC 1316

D.-W. Kim, G. Fabbiano, D. Harris (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA)

With the high spatial resolution Chandra observations of the archetypal merger galaxy NGC 1316, we report fine sub-structures of hot gas and its interaction with the radio jets and cold ISM. In particular we confirmed the existence of X-ray valleys and cavities at the locations coincident with the radio jets. We have detected 80 point sources down to a flux limit of 10-15 erg sec-2 cm-2. We present their spatial distribution, X-ray properties and the luminosity function and discuss their effects in determining the X-ray properties of hot gas.

This work was supported by NASA grant GO1-2028X.

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