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J/ApJ/685/958    Spitzer and Chandra sources in galactic center   (Arendt+ 2008)

Comparison of 3.6-8.0 µm Spitzer/IRAC Galactic Center survey point sources with Chandra X-ray point sources in the central 40x40 parsecs. Arendt R.G., Gezari D.Y., Stolovy S.R., Sellgren K., Smith R., Ramirez S.V., Yusef-Zadeh F., Law C.J., Smith H.A., Cotera A.S., Moseley S.H. <Astrophys. J., 685, 958-970 (2008)> =2008ApJ...685..958A
ADC_Keywords: Infrared sources ; Photometry, infrared ; X-ray sources Keywords: Galaxy: center - infrared: stars - X-rays: binaries Abstract: We have studied the correlation between 2357 Chandra X-ray point sources in a 40x40pc field and ∼20000 infrared sources we observed in the corresponding subset of our 2x1.4° Spitzer/IRAC Galactic Center Survey at 3.6-8.0um, using various spatial and X-ray hardness thresholds. The correlation was determined for source separations of less than 0.5", 1", or 2". Only the soft X-ray sources show any correlation with infrared point sources on these scales, and that correlation is very weak. The upper limit on hard X-ray sources that have infrared counterparts is <1.7% (3σ). However, because of the confusion limit of the IR catalog, we only detect IR sources with absolute magnitudes ≲1. As a result, a stronger correlation with fainter sources cannot be ruled out. Only one compact IR source, IRS 13, coincides with any of the dozen prominent X-ray emission features in the 3x3pc region centered on Sgr A*, and the diffuse X-ray and IR emission around Sgr A* seems to be anticorrelated on a few-arcsecond scale. We compare our results with previous identifications of near-infrared companions to Chandra X-ray sources. Description: Spitzer/IRAC Galactic Center survey observations cover four broad bands at 3.6, 4.5, 5.8, and 8um with a nominal resolution of ∼2". We calculated the correlation between 2357 hard and soft Chandra X-ray sources cataloged by Muno et al. (2003, Cat. J/ApJ/589/225) and the corresponding ∼20000 Spitzer/IRAC IR point sources. The IR sources are a small subset of our full catalog (Ramirez et al. 2008, Cat. II/295). File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file table7.dat 110 115 *IR and X-ray sources coinciding within 1" (no physical association implied)
Note on table7.dat: Positional coincidence does not necessarily imply a physical association of IR and X-ray sources. In fact, ∼70% of the objects on this list are likely to be random positional coincidences of unrelated sources along the line of sight.
See also: B/chandra : The Chandra Archive Log (CXC, 1999-) II/293 : GLIMPSE Source Catalog (I + II + 3D) (IPAC 2008) II/295 : Spitzer IRAC survey of the galactic center (Ramirez+, 2008) J/ApJ/589/225 : Chandra X-ray sources toward Galactic Center (Feigelson+, 2003) J/ApJ/613/1179 : X-ray sources in Galactic Center (Muno+, 2004) J/ApJS/181/110 : Galactic center x-ray sources (Muno+, 2009) Byte-by-byte Description of file: table7.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 5 A5 --- --- [SSTGC] 7- 13 I7 --- SSTGC IR source identification number (1) 15- 23 F9.5 deg RAdeg IR right ascension in decimal degree (J2000) 25- 33 F9.5 deg DEdeg IR declination in decimal degree (J2000) 35- 39 F5.2 mag [3.6] ? Spitzer/IRAC 3.6um band magnitude 41- 45 F5.2 mag [4.5] ? Spitzer/IRAC 4.5um band magnitude 47- 51 F5.2 mag [5.8] ? Spitzer/IRAC 5.8um band magnitude 53- 57 F5.2 mag [8.0] ? Spitzer/IRAC 8.0um band magnitude 59- 63 A5 --- --- [CXOGC] 65- 80 A16 --- CXOGC X-ray source identification (JHHMMSS.s+DDMMSS) (2) 82- 90 F9.5 deg RAXdeg X-ray right ascension in decimal degree (J2000) 92-100 F9.5 deg DEXdeg X-ray declination in decimal degree (J2000) 102-105 A4 --- Sp Spectrum (soft for detected in the 0.5-2.0keV band or hard for not detected in this band) 107-110 F4.2 arcsec Sep Separation between IR and X-ray source positions
Note (1): Ramirez et al., 2008, Cat. II/295. <SSTGC NNNNNNN> in Simbad. Note (2): Muno et al., 2003, Cat. J/ApJ/589/225. <CXOGC JHHMMSS.s-DDMMSS> in Simbad.
History: From electronic version of the journal
(End) Emmanuelle Perret [CDS] 14-Dec-2010
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