A uniform X-ray analysis of 79 distant galaxy clusters with ROSAT and ASCA*
Department of Physics, Tokyo Metropolitan University, 1-1 Minami-osawa, Hachioji, Tokyo 192-0397, Japan e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
2 Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, 3-1-1 Yoshinodai, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 229-8510, Japan e-mail: email@example.com
Accepted: 22 July 2004
We present a uniform analysis of the ROSAT HRI and the ASCA GIS/SIS data for 79 distant clusters of galaxies in the redshift range to study the global structures of the intracluster medium. We have constructed an X-ray catalog consisting of the largest sample of clusters in the redshift range for which pointed X-ray observations were carried out with both the observatories. We determined the emission-weighted X-ray temperatures of the clusters with ASCA, while we studied surface brightness distribution with the ROSAT HRI utilizing the isothermal β model. We investigated the statistical properties and trends for redshift evolution of the X-ray parameters including the temperature, the density profile of the intracluster gas and the gas-mass fraction within r500. We also present correlations of the cluster parameters with the X-ray temperature and with the core radius and compare them with the predictions of the self-similar model, from which we discuss the possible origin of the double structure discovered in the core radius distribution.
Key words: galaxies: clusters: general / galaxies: intergalactic medium / X-rays: galaxies / cosmology: observations / cosmology: dark matter / catalogs
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