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Probing the galactic halo with ROSAT
External Online Source: doi:10.1016/0273-1177(93)90100-P
Author and Affiliation:
Burrows, D. N.(Penn State Univ., Univ. Park, PA, US, United States)
Mendenhall, J. A.(Penn State Univ., Univ. Park, PA, US, United States)
Abstract: We discuss the current status of ROSAT shadowing observations designed to search for emission from million degree gas in the halo of the Milky Way galaxy. Preliminary results indicate that million degree halo gas is observed in the 1/4 keV band in some directions, most notably toward the Draco cloud at (l,b) = (92 deg, +38 deg), but that the halo emission is patchy and highly anisotropic. Our current understanding of this halo emission is based on a small handful of observations which have been analyzed to date. Many more observations are currently being analyzed or are scheduled for observation within the next year, and we expect our understanding of this component of the galactic halo to improve dramatically in the near future.
Publication Date: Dec 01, 1993
Document ID:
19950049922
(Acquired Dec 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 95A81521
Subject Category: ASTRONOMY
Document Type: Journal Article
Publication Information: Advances in Space Research (ISSN 0273-1177); 13; 12; p. (12)83-(12)92; (SEE A95-81512)
Publisher Information: United Kingdom
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NAG5-1535; NAG5-1786
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Greenbelt, MD, United States
Description: 10p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: BACKGROUND RADIATION; GALACTIC HALOS; HIGH TEMPERATURE GASES; MILKY WAY GALAXY; MOLECULAR CLOUDS; X RAY ASTRONOMY; BRIGHTNESS; PROPORTIONAL COUNTERS; ROSAT MISSION; X RAY IMAGERY
Imprint And Other Notes: Space astronomy; Symposium E2 and Meetings E10, E8 and E9 of the COSPAR, Plenary Meeting, 29th, Washington, DC, USA, Aug. 28 - Sep. 5, 1992 . A95-81512, p. (12)83-(12)92
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