On the X-ray haloes of the Galaxy and the Local Group and the diffuse soft X-ray background
S.D. Sidher 1,2,
T.J. Sumner 1 and
J.J. Quenby 1
Received 15 January 1998 / Accepted 10 December 1998
We have extended the spectral modelling of the soft X-ray background (SXRB) using the ROSAT PSPC data along several lines of galactic longitude. Our results continue to demonstrate the need for a Galactic halo component, which is shown to vary markedly as a function of position. These fluctuations significantly affect the ability to investigate variations in the extragalactic SXRB below 2 keV. Our conclusions do not support the proposal of an X-ray halo surrounding the Local Group of galaxies as invoked by Suto et al. (1996).
Application of the 3 component model to a deep ROSAT observation in the direction of the Lockman hole is also discussed.
Key words: X-rays: ISM ISM: structure ISM: individual objects: Draco complex ISM: clouds ISM: general
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Online publication: March 10, 1999