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Preprint 11/02

Deep Survey of NGC 300 with XMM-Newton: Status Report

E. Kendziorra (1), J. Wilms (1), G. Lamer (2), R. Staubert (1)

(1) Institut für Astronomie und Astrophysik, Astronomie, Universität Tübingen, Sand 1, D-72076 Tübingen, Germany
(2) Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam, An der Sternwarte 16, D-14482 Potsdam, Germany

In: Proc. Symposium New Visions of the X-ray Universe in the XMM-Newton and Chandra Era 26-30 November 2001, ESTEC, The Netherlands, ESA SP-488, August 2002, eds. F. Jansen & TBD

Abstract. The dwarf galaxy NGC~300 has been studied twice with the EPIC instruments on board XMM-Newton for a total net observing time of 66 ksec. In the energy range 0.3 to 6 keV a total of 167 sources were detected with the pn-CCD camera above a likelihood level of 10 (corresponding to 4 sigma). 86 of these sources are found within or close to the D25 confine (22'×15') of the galaxy. We compare the global properties of these sources with a subset of 26 sources already discovered by ROSAT. The brightest object in the galaxy, a Black Hole X-ray binary candidate, is found to vary by more than a factor of 20.

Key words: galaxies: individual (NGC 300) - X-rays: galaxies

Paper (494k gzip'ed Postscript including figures)

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