Publication Date

2010

Journal or Book Title

PUBLICATIONS OF THE ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF JAPAN

Abstract

We present a detailed spectroscopic study of the hot gas in the Galactic halo toward the direction of a blazer PKS 2155304 ( 0.117). The OVII and OVIII absorption lines were measured with the Low and High Energy Transmission Grating Spectrographs aboard Chandra, and the OVII, OVIII, and NeIX emission lines produced in an adjacent field of the PKS 2155304 direction were observed with the X-ray Imaging Spectrometer aboard Suzaku. Assuming vertically exponential distributions of the gas temperature and the density, we performed a combined analysis of the absorption and emission data. The gas temperature and the density at the galactic plane were determined to be (2.5 ) 10K and () 10cm, and the scale heights of the gas temperature and density were 5.6 kpc and 2.3 kpc, respectively. These values are consistent with those obtained in the LMC X-3 direction.

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This is the pre-published version harvested from ArXiv. The published version is located at http://pasj.asj.or.jp/v62/n3/620317/620317a.html

http://pasj.asj.or.jp/v62/v62n3.html

Volume

62

Pages

723-733

Issue

3

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