X-ray Emission from the Star-Forming Region NGC 602 in the SMC

L.M. Oskinova1 and R. Ignace2

1 Institut für Physik und Astronomie, Universität Potsdam, Germany
2 East Tennessee State University, USA

We use archival data from the ASCA X-ray telescope to study the super-giant shell SMC 1 in the Wing of the SMC. Diffuse X-ray emission from the area spatially coinciding with the star forming complex NGC 602 is detected. The nature of this emission is presently unclear. We speculate that it could be produced either in the hot bubble around the young massive star cluster, or in a recent supernova remnant. New observations are required to reveal the nature of the X-ray emission and to understand better the processes that govern star formation in tidal tails of interacting galaxies.

The article is available via anonymous ftp.
Server: ftp.astro.physik.uni-potsdam.de
user: anonymous or ftp; Password: your e-mail address;
cd pub/oskinova
files: as in the links listed below

Display file (local users only!)

Download Pdf-File (starwars.pdf, 124 kB)

Download PostScript-File (starwars.ps, 0.4 MB, uncompressed)

Download PostScript-File (starwars.ps.gz, 240 kB, compressed)

Back to publication list