The LMC X-1 Region (0.5 - 2.0 keV)
This is a false-color logarithmic-scaled image of the LMC from the
mosaic of ROSAT
PSPC pointed observations. The data are from the 0.5-2.0 keV band with the
PI channel range 52-201. Purple indicates lower intensity while red
indicates higher intensity. The data have been smoothed using an
adaptive-filter algorithm. (Credit: Snowden & Petre 1994, ApJL, 436, L126.)
This image shows the extensive diffuse X-ray emission from the LMC, which
indicates a very active and energetic interstellar medium. More detailed
analysis shows a large number of point sources and small-scale extended
features of loops and bubbles.
Michael Arida (SP Sys);
HEASARC Guest Observer Facility
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