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Copyright by Royal Astronomical Society. 1997MNRAS.286..626R ROSAT PSPC observations of nearby spiral galaxies - I. The data A. M. Read, T. J. Ponman and D. K. Strickland Accepted 1996 November 13. Received 1996 November 12; in original form 1996 January 22 ABSTRACT We report here the results of the largest detailed X-ray survey of nearby spiral galaxies performed with the ROSAT Position Sensitive Proportional Counter (PSPC) to date - a uniform analysis of a sample of 17 systems covering a wide range in activity and inclination. This study provides a significant advance over earlier pioneering work performed with Einstein. We have attempted, for each system, to separate the point-source emission from the diffuse emission, allowing an insight into the properties of X-ray sources within external galaxies, and enabling us to establish the prevalence and properties of hot galactic winds and haloes. The X-ray properties of both the point-source emission and the diffuse emission within each of the 17 systems are discussed in detail, as are the general X-ray properties of the whole survey. We also derive physical parameters for the hot gas observed within many of these systems. A forthcoming paper will use the results presented here to analyse the statistical properties of the sample as a whole. Key words: surveys - galaxies: fundamental parameters - galaxies: ISM - galaxies: spiral - galaxies: starburst - X-rays: galaxies.
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