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Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser.
Volume 136, Number 1, April I 1999
Page(s) 173 - 177
Published online 15 April 1999
DOI: 10.1051/aas:1999458

Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. 136, 173-177

ASCA observations of massive medium-distant clusters of galaxies

I. A 1300 and A 1732[*]

M. Pierre1 - H. Matsumoto2,3 - T. Tsuru2 - H. Ebeling4 - R. Hunstead5

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1 - CEA/DSM/DAPNIA, Service d'Astrophysique, F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France
2 - Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Kyoto University, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8502, Japan
3 - Cosmic Radiation Laboratory, RIKEN, 2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198, Japan
4 - Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii, 2680 Woodlawn Dr., Honolulu HI 9622, U.S.A.
5 - School of Physics, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia

Received August 31, 1998; accepted January 7, 1999


We have selected a sample of 10 medium distant ($z\sim0.1-0.3$)clusters for deep, high-resolution, multi-wavelength observations in order to investigate in detail their dynamical state. This paper presents the analysis of the ASCA data for the two sample clusters observed under the ESA time allocation. For A 1300 and A 1732 we find temperatures and metal abundances for the intra-cluster medium of kT=11 keV, Z= 0.2 and kT=6 keV, Z= 0.3 respectively.

Key words: galaxies: clusters: general; A 1300; A 1732 -- intergalactic medium -- X-rays: galaxies

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