8th HEAD Meeting, 8-11 September, 2004
Session 26 AGN/Galactic Nuclei
Poster, Friday, September 10, 2004, 9:00am-10:00pm

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[26.14] The Diffuse Hot Gas in Face-on Spiral Galaxies

E. M. Schlegel (SAO), T. G. Pannuti (SIRTF Science Center/JPL/Caltech), C. K. Lacey (University of South Carolina)

The hot ISM of spiral galaxies is relatively unstudied because previous missions did not have the necessary spatial resolution. Chandra permits such a study by allowing for the removal of point sources to a high degree of fidelity. Chandra's spatial resolution is also a good match to observations at other wavelengths, permitting true multi-wavelength correlations. We report on the progress of four studies of the hot gas: global spectral fits,spatially-resolved spectral energy distributions, searches for supernova remnants, and the influence of star clusters on the hot gas.

The research of EMS was supported by contract NAS8-39073 to SAO to operate Chandra and by Chandra archive grant AR3-4007A.

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