AAS 200th meeting, Albuquerque, NM, June 2002
Session 46. Astrophysics in the Local Group
Display, Tuesday, June 4, 2002, 10:00am-6:30pm, SW Exhibit Hall

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[46.02] Spectral and temporal properties of X-ray sources in Andromeda Galaxy: first results from XMM-Newton survey.

S. P. Trudolyubov, W. Priedhorsky, K. Borozdin, R. Shirey (Los Alamos National Laboratory), K. Mason (Mullard Space Science Laboratory, UK), F. Cordova (University of California, Santa Barbara), J. Osborne, M. Watson (University of Leicester, UK)

We present the results from XMM-Newton survey of the Andromeda Galaxy (M31). We discovered more than a hundred of new X-ray sources; some of them appeared to be bright X-ray transients. The unprecedented sensitivity of XMM-Newton allowed a detailed study of spectral properties and variability of new and previously known X-ray sources with luminosities above ~5 x 1036 ergs s-1. We discuss spectral and temporal properties of various classes of objects (X-ray transients, globular cluster sources, supernova remnants (SNR) and supersoft sources) detected in our survey.

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