ROSAT HRI survey of the Large Magellanic Cloud

You Hua Chu, Steven L. Snowden

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We have started a ROSAT HRI survey of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). The current scope of the survey is to map the 30 Doradus region and the bar of the LMC with at least 20 ksec exposure at each position. The survey grid has a 15′ separation between adjacent pointings. The survey has been awarded a total of 39 priority B pointings in AO5-7. The HRI survey of the LMC will provide X-ray luminosity functions of point sources complete down to ∼ 1 × 1034 erg s-1. In addition, the survey images have resolved small diffuse sources, such as the SNR 0534-69.9 and the superbubble 30 Dor C, and detected diffuse emission on large scales. An HRI mosaic of the LMC is presented and compared to an Hα image.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)101-104
Number of pages4
JournalAstronomische Nachrichten
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 1998


  • Diffuse emission
  • Interstellar medium
  • Large Magellanic Cloud
  • Supernova remnants
  • X-ray binaries

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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