The merging galaxy Arp 220 was observed with the Chandra X-ray Observatory using the ACIS camera. I will discuss the morphological and spectral properties of the X-ray emission on four different scales: the nuclear region, the galaxy, the extended `double-bubble' structure and the wider field. The emission from the superwind within the galaxy covers a range of temperatures from 0.3 to about 2 keV, while the emission from the extended double-bubble is dominated by emission in the 0.2 to 1 keV range. We confirm the association of the southern X-ray component with Heckman's background group, and detect the individual galaxies within it as well as two sources with no POSS2 counterpart.
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2002|
|Event||American Physical Society, April Meeting, 2002: Jointly Sponsored with the High Energy Astrophysics Division (HEAD) of the American Astronomical Society April 20 - 23, 2002 Albuquerque Convention Center Albuquerque, New Mexico - Aluqueruqe Convention Center, Aluqueruqe, USA United States|
Duration: 20 Apr 2002 → 23 Apr 2002
|Other||American Physical Society, April Meeting, 2002|
|Country/Territory||USA United States|
|Period||20/04/02 → 23/04/02|