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Proposal Information for 2014A-0179


PI: Steve Zepf, Michigan State University, zepf@pa.msu.edu
Address: Department of Physics and Astronomy, East Lansing, MI, 48824-1116, USA

CoI: Tom Maccarone, Texas Tech University
CoI: Matthew Steele, Northern Michigan University
CoI: Arunav Kundu, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

Title: Long-Term X-ray and Optical Study of the Black Hole X-ray Binaries in the Elliptical Galaxies NGC 4472

Abstract: We have been awarded time by the Chandra TAC to observe the black hole X-ray source in the extragalactic globular cluster RZ2109 with both Chandra and GMOS once in each of the next three years. We will use these data to track the variabilty of RZ109 in both X-rays and its remarkable [OIII]5007 emission line. This will enable us to constrain the spatial scale of the [OIII] emission and the nature of this black hole source.


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