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Energy Picture of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC)

The energy picture of the ROSAT survey of a 13.5 × 13.5 squaredegree region in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) shows more than 500 new sources. X-ray binary stars and supernova remnants as well as active galaxies appear blue because of their hard X-ray emission. The new class of super soft X-ray sources and the Galactic foreground stars emerge yellow or red. The nearly five million-degree interstellar gas in the LMC is manifested by the diffuse green emission. Since the image is not normalized to the individual exposures, the red diffuse X-ray background from the Milky Way is seen in the longer exposed strips and at the ecliptical south pole.

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ROSAT (Röntgensatellit) 1993
Images from the X-ray sky with the ROSAT telescope · All rights reserved:
© Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Postfach 1603, 85740 Garching, Germany.
The X-ray images are produced by the SASS/EXSAS software MPE, ESO-MIDAS.
The ROSAT project is managed by the Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR), Germany on behalf of the Bundesministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft, Forschung und Technologie (BMBF).


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