A sample of X-ray emitting normal galaxies from the BMW–HRI Catalogue
INAF – Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera, via Brera 28, 20121 Milano, Italy e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
2 Università di Milano – Bicocca, Dipartimento di Fisica, P.za della Scienza 3, 20126 Milano, Italy
Accepted: 16 December 2004
We obtained a sample of 143 normal galaxies with X-ray luminosity in the range erg s-1 from the cross-correlation of the ROSAT HRI Brera Multi-scale Wavelet (BMW–HRI) Catalogue with the Lyon-Meudon Extragalactic Database (LEDA). We find that the average X-ray properties of this sample are in good agreement with those of other samples of galaxies in the literature. We selected a complete flux limited serendipitous sample of 32 galaxies from which we derived the distribution of normal galaxies in the flux range erg cm-2 s-1. The resulting distribution is consistent with the Euclidean -1.5 slope. Comparisons with other samples, such as the Extended Medium Sensitivity Survey, the ROSAT All Sky Survey, the XMM-Newton/2dF survey, and the Chandra Deep Field Survey indicate that the distribution of normal galaxies is consistent with a Euclidean slope over a flux range of about 6 decades.
Key words: X-ray: galaxies / galaxies: general / surveys
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