Energy-Resolved Images of the Galactic Center Region
Credit: Koyama et al. / ISAS/JAXA / Suzaku GOF
Due to the superior energy resolution of the XIS, the Suzaku observations of the Galactic Center region have revealed details of the X-ray spectra that were never seen so clearly before (top). Koyama et al. (2007) present the diagnostics from Fe K alpha, Fe K belta, and Ni K alpha lines.
In the lower panels, a series of narrow-band images of the Galactic Center regions (from top to bottom, 2.45 keV; 3-5 keV; 6.4 keV; and 6.7 keV) are shown. Different objects stand out in different band, including molecular clouds that stand out in the 6.4 keV fluorescent line.
If you have any questions concerning Suzaku, visit the Feedback form.