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Volume 387, Number 1, May III 2002
Page(s) L10 - L12
Section Letters
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20020430

A&A 387, L10-L12 (2002)
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361:20020430


Probing the intracluster star-light with Chandra

A. Finoguenov1, 2, R. P. Kudritzki3 and C. Jones2

1  Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Giessenbachstraße, 85748 Garching, Germany
2  Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, 60 Garden st., MS 3, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
3  Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii, 2680 Woodlawn Drive, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822, USA

(Received 5 October 2001 / Accepted 20 March 2002)

We propose a method to test for the presence of intracluster star-light using X-ray binaries as a trace population. We discuss a particular application of this method to observations of the Virgo cluster.

Key words: stars: binaries: close -- X-rays: stars -- cosmology: observations

Offprint request: A. Finoguenov, alexis@xray.mpe.mpg.de

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