AAS 203rd Meeting, January 2004
Session 55 AGN and Starburst Galaxies
Poster, Tuesday, January 6, 2004, 9:20am-6:30pm, Grand Hall

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[55.08] A Sensitive Chandra Observation of Markarian 231, the Most Luminous Galaxy in the Local Universe

S. C. Gallagher (UCLA), S. Hylton (MIT), W. N. Brandt (Penn State), M. S. Brotherton (University of Wyoming), G. Chartas (Penn State), D. C. Hines, P. S. Smith (Steward Observatory)

Markarian 231, an ultraluminous infrared galaxy, hosts both a broad absorption line quasar and an active starburst, and both components contribute clearly to the spatial and spectral properties of the X-ray emission. In this poster, we present the results from analyzing 4 epochs of Chandra observations with a total exposure of 150 ks. These high quality data enable spectral, spatial, and timing analysis of both the nuclear and extended galaxy X-ray emission.

This project was supported by NASA through SAO grant GO3-4137A.

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