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2008ApJS..177..238G - Astrophys. J., Suppl. Ser., 177, 238-254 (2008/July-0)

An X-ray survey of Wolf-Rayet stars in the Magellanic Clouds. II. The ROSAT PSPC and HRI data sets.


Abstract (from CDS):

Wolf-Rayet (WR) stars in the Magellanic Clouds (MCs) are ideal for studying the production of X-ray emission by their strong fast stellar winds. We have started a systematic survey for X-ray emission from WR stars in the MCs using archival Chandra, ROSAT, and XMM-Newton observations. In Paper I, we reported the detection of X-ray emission from 29 WR stars using Chandra ACIS observations of 70 WR stars in the MCs. In this paper, we report the search and analysis of archival ROSAT PSPC and HRI observations of WR stars. While useful ROSAT observations are available for 117 WR stars in the MCs, X-ray emission is detected from only seven of them. The detection rate of X-ray emission from MCs WR stars in the ROSAT survey is much smaller than in the Chandra ACIS survey, illustrating the necessity of high angular resolution and sensitivity. LMC-WR 101-102 and 116 were detected by both ROSAT and Chandra, but no large long-term variations are evident.

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Journal keyword(s): Galaxies: Magellanic Clouds - Stars: Wolf-Rayet - Surveys - X-Rays: Stars

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