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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.

Curator: Michael Arida (ADNET);
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