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2003ApJ...597..202D - Astrophys. J., 597, 202-209 (2003/November-1)

Chandra observations of point sources in A2255.


Abstract (from CDS):

In our search for ``hidden'' active galactic nuclei (AGNs), we present results from a Chandra observation of the nearby cluster A2255. Eight cluster galaxies are associated with pointlike X-ray emission, and we classify these galaxies based on their X-ray, radio, and optical properties. At least three are associated with AGNs with no optical signatures of nuclear activity, with a further two being potential AGNs. Of the potential AGNs, one corresponds to a galaxy with a post-starburst optical spectrum. The remaining three X-ray-detected cluster galaxies consist of two starbursts and an elliptical with luminous hot gas. Of the eight cluster galaxies, five are associated with luminous (massive) galaxies, and the remaining three lie in much lower luminosity systems. We note that the use of X-ray-to-optical flux ratios for classification of X-ray sources is often misleading and strengthens the claim that the fraction of cluster galaxies hosting an AGN based on optical data is significantly lower than the fraction based on X-ray and radio data.

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Journal keyword(s): Galaxies: Active - Galaxies: Clusters: General - Galaxies: Clusters: Individual: Alphanumeric: A2255 - Galaxies: Intergalactic Medium - X-Rays: Galaxies

Nomenclature: Table 1: [DMM2003] N (Nos 1-8).

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Simbad objects: 22

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