HEAD 2003 Meeting
Session 17. X-ray Binaries III
Poster, Sunday-Wednesday, March 23, 2003, Duration of Meeting

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[17.14] The Luminous X-ray Binary Population of Nearby Spiral Galaxies

R.E. Kilgard, A.H. Prestwich, A. Zezas (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), M.I. Krauss (M.I.T.), M.J. Ward. (University of Leicester)

We present results on the luminous X-ray binary population from a survey of nearby, face-on spiral galaxies with the Chandra X-ray Observatory. We compare X-ray spectra and variability properties for these sources to those of Galactic X-ray binaries. We look for differences in the luminous binary population across Hubble type. We also compare the ultraluminous X-ray sources in our sample with both Galactic and extragalactic sources with the aim of classifying these sources. This work is supported by NASA contract NAS 8-39073 (CXC) and grant GO1-2092A.

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