AAS 204th Meeting, June 2004
Session 49 X-ray Binary and ULX Populations in Nearby Galaxies
Topical Session, Wednesday, June 2, 2004, 8:30-10:00am, 10:45am-12:30pm, 2:30-4:00pm, 4:15-6:00pm, 601

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[49.01] X-ray binaries in nearby galaxies: The link between binary populations and galactic properties.

A. Zezas (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrphysics)

Chandra has revolutionized the study of X-ray binaries in other galaxies in two ways: (a) by allowing the detection of large populations in a range of environments and (b) by prompting several theoretical studies. In this talk I will present an overview of recent Chandra observations of nearby spiral and star-forming galaxies, focusing on the characteristics of the X-ray source populations (source types, X-ray luminosity functions) and their dependence on the properties of their host galaxies. This work has been supported by NASA grant NAG5-13056.

The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: azezas@cfa.harvard.edu

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