Volume 365, Number 1, January 2001
First Results from XMM-Newton
|Page(s)||L208 - L211|
|Published online||15 January 2001|
AGN in the XMM-Newton first-light image as probes for the interstellar medium in the LMC*
Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Giessenbachstraße, 85748 Garching, Germany
2 University of Western Sydney Nepean, PO Box 10, Kingswood, NSW 2747, Australia
3 Australia Telescope National Facility, CSIRO, PO Box 76, Epping, NSW 2121, Australia
Corresponding author: F. Haberl, firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 25 October 2000
The XMM-Newton first-light image revealed X-ray point sources which show heavily absorbed power-law spectra. The spectral indices and the probable identification of a radio counterpart for the brightest source suggest AGN shining through the interstellar gas of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). The column densities derived from the X-ray spectra in combination with H i measurements will allow to draw conclusions on H i to H2 ratios in the LMC and compare these with values found for the galactic plane.
Key words: galaxies: LMC / quasars: general / X-rays: ISM
© ESO, 2001
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