Mar 15 – 20, 2020
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All-sky X-ray maps with MAXI/SSC

Mar 18, 2020, 12:50 PM


Oral Presentation X-ray emission from Galaxies




We will present diffuse X-ray background maps obtained with Solid-state Slit Camera (SSC) on board the MAXI mission for 2 years from 2009 to 2011, in energy bands of 0.7-1.0, 1.0-2.0, and 2.0-4.0 keV (arXiv:1912.01572). They are the first ones that were derived with a solid-state instrument, and to be compared with the previous ROSAT all sky survey result. While the SSC map in the highest energy band is dominated by point sources and the Galactic Diffuse X-ray emission, that in 0.7-1.0 keV reveals an extended X-ray structure, of which the brightness distribution is very similar to that observed with ROSAT about 20 years before. The SSC map suggests a fainter and larger ellipse, which is elongated in the north-south direction and roughly centered at the Galactic center. The spectrum of these structures is explained as thin thermal emission from a plasma, with a temperature of ~0.31 keV and an abundance of ~0.3 Solar. Based on SSC observation conditions including the low Solar activity, the Solar Wind Charge Exchange signals are estimated to be negligible in the present SSC maps, as well as in the >0.56 keV ROSAT map.

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Dr Hiroshi TSUNEMI (Osaka University) Dr Hiroshi TOMIDA (ISAS/JAXA) Dr Shinya NAKASHIMA (RIKEN) Dr Ryuho KATAOKA (National Institute of Polar Research) Dr Kazuo MAKISHIMA (Kavli IPMU)

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