Chandra Observations of Galactic Center: High Energy Processes at Arcsecond Resolution

Q. Daniel Wang1

(1) Department of Astronomy, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003

Paper: GC2006 Invited Talk


EPrint Server: astro-ph/0606414


About 2 million seconds of \chandra observing time have been devoted to the Galactic center (GC), including large-scale surveys and deep pointings. These observations have led to the detection of about 4000 discrete X-ray sources and the mapping of diffuse X-ray emission in various energy bands. In this review, I first summarize general results from recent studies and then present close-up views of the three massive star clusters (Arches, Quintuplet, and GC) and their interplay with the Galactic nuclear environment.

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