GALAXY CLUSTERS IN THE SWIFT /BAT ERA. II. 10 MORE CLUSTERS DETECTED ABOVE 15 keV
Author(s)Ajello, M.; Rebusco, Paola; Cappelluti, N.; Reimer, O.; Böhringer, H.; La Parola, V.; Cusumano, G.; ... Show more Show less
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We report on the discovery of 10 additional galaxy clusters detected in the ongoing Swift/Burst Alert Telescope (BAT) all-sky survey. Among the newly BAT-discovered clusters there are Bullet, A85, Norma, and PKS 0745-19. Norma is the only cluster, among those presented here, which is resolved by BAT. For all the clusters, we perform a detailed spectral analysis using XMM-Newton and Swift/BAT data to investigate the presence of a hard (non-thermal) X-ray excess. We find that in most cases the clusters' emission in the 0.3-200 keV band can be explained by a multi-temperature thermal model confirming our previous results. For two clusters (Bullet and A3667), we find evidence for the presence of a hard X-ray excess. In the case of the Bullet cluster, our analysis confirms the presence of a non-thermal, power-law-like, component with a 20-100 keV flux of 3.4 × 10[superscript –12] erg cm[superscript –2] s[superscript –1] as detected in previous studies. For A3667, the excess emission can be successfully modeled as a hot component (kT ~ 13 keV). We thus conclude that the hard X-ray emission from galaxy clusters (except the Bullet) has most likely a thermal origin.
DepartmentKavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research
Institute of Physics/American Astronomical Society
Ajello, M., P. Rebusco, N. Cappelluti, O. Reimer, H. Böhringer, V. La Parola, and G. Cusumano. “ GALAXY CLUSTERS IN THE SWIFT /BAT ERA. II. 10 MORE CLUSTERS DETECTED ABOVE 15 keV .” The Astrophysical Journal 725, no. 2 (December 1, 2010): 1688–1706. © 2010 American Astronomical Society.
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