The central regions of galaxies hosting LINERs as viewed by Chandra

H. Flohic, M. Eracleous, G. Chartas, J. Shields, E. Moran

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Abstract

We have used Chandra archival observations of 19 galaxies hosting LINERs to explore the morphology and source population of their inner kiloparsec. Our goal was, in general, to determine the power source behind their nuclear X-ray emission and, in particular, to investigate the presence of an AGN. We find an AGN in 12 of the 19 galaxies in the sample. We also find that diffuse, thermal emission is common with properties very similar to what is found in normal galaxies. In 10 out of the 19 galaxies, the diffuce emission dominates the nuclear X-ray power. The X-ray point-source populations were studied by producing cumulative luminosity functions and their properties are also similar to what is found in normal galaxies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)235-236
Number of pages2
JournalProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Volume1
Issue numberS230
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Space and Planetary Science

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