AAS 207th Meeting, 8-12 January 2006
Session 81 ISM: From Dark to Blinded
Poster, Tuesday, 9:20am-6:30pm, January 10, 2006, Exhibit Hall

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[81.12] Diffuse X-ray Emission from Baade's Window and the Galactic Bulge

K.D. Kuntz (JHU/GSFC), S.L. Snowden (GSFC)

The line of sight towards Baade's Window is particularly complex; X-ray emission arises from the Local Hot Bubble, the Loop I superbubble, the Galactic bulge, as well as unidentified features at intermediate distances. We have obtained spectra of the diffuse X-ray emission in Baade's Window as well as towards some molecular clouds situated near the Baade's Window line of sight. Using these data, together with archival data, we attempt to isolate the various emission components along the line of sight, including those due to the Galactic bulge. We then use an additional two spectra we obtained towards b=-8 and b=-12 to measure the temperature gradient of the Galactic Bulge emission.

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