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Exploring the Nature of Weak Chandra Sources near the Galactic Centre
AIP Conference Proceedings
  • RM Bandyopadhyay
  • JCA Miller-Jones
  • KM Blundell
  • FE Bauer
  • Ph Podsiadlowski
  • QD Wang, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  • S Rappaport
  • E Pfahl
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We present results from the first near-IR imaging of the weak X-ray sources discovered in the Chandra/ACIS-I survey (Wang et al. 2002) towards the Galactic Centre (GC). These ~800 discrete sources, which contribute significantly to the GC X-ray emission, represent an important and previously unknown population within the Galaxy. From our VLT observations we will identify likely IR counterparts to a sample of the hardest sources, which are most likely X-ray binaries. With these data we can place constraints on the nature of the discrete weak X-ray source population of the GC. ©2005 American Institute of Physics

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RM Bandyopadhyay, JCA Miller-Jones, KM Blundell, FE Bauer, et al.. "Exploring the Nature of Weak Chandra Sources near the Galactic Centre" AIP Conference Proceedings Vol. 797 Iss. 1 (2005)
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