X-Ray Observations of the Galactic Center with Suzaku

K. Koyama, Y. Hyodo, T. Inui, M. Nobukawa and H. Mori

(1) Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University

Paper: AN, 2008, in press

EPrint Server: 0711.2866


We report on the diffuse X-ray emissions from the Galactic center (GCDX) observed with the X-ray Imaging Spectrometer (XIS) on board the Suzaku satellite. The highly accurate energy calibrations and extremely low background of the XIS provide many new facts on the GCDX. These are (1) the origin of the 6.7/7.0 keV lines is collisional excitation in hot plasma, (2) new SNR and super-bubble candidates are found, (3) most of the 6.4 keV line is fluorescence by X-rays, and (4) time variability of the 6.4 keV line is found from the Sgr B2 complex.

Preprints available from the authors at matumoto@cr.scphys.kyoto-u.ac.jp , or the raw TeX (no figures) if you click here.

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