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Left: Mosaic of BeppoSAX MECS images of the central region of our Galaxy in
the 2-10 keV energy range.
Several bright compact sources, consisting of neutron stars and black
holes accreting in binary systems, are concentrated in this
region of the Galaxy. Courtesy of S.Mereghetti and L.Sidoli,
Istituto di Fisica Cosmica "G.Occhialini", CNR, Milano, Italy.
Right: BeppoSAX Wide Field Camera image
of the Galactic plane region. A constellation of X-ray binary sources
within the very large field of view (only partly shown) of this coded
mask instrument trace the Galactic plane.
Courtesy of L. Natalucci, IAS/CNR, Rome, Italy, J. Schuurmans, SRON, Utrecht,
The Netherlands and J. M. Muller, BeppoSAX SDC Rome, Italy.
Images courtesy of the Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI) and the
BeppoSAX Science Data Center (SDC).
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