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Copyright by Royal Astronomical Society. 2005MNRAS.357..109J XMM-Newton observations of the interacting galaxy pairs NGC 7771/0 and NGC 2342/1 Jenkins, L. P.; Roberts, T. P.; Ward, M. J.; Zezas, A. Abstract. We present XMM-Newton X-ray observations of the interacting galaxy pairs NGC 7771/7770 and NGC 2342/2341. In NGC 7771, for the first time we are able to resolve the X-ray emission into a bright central source plus two bright (L_X_ > 10^40^ erg s^-1^) ultraluminous X-ray sources (ULXs) located either end of the bar. In the bright central source (L_X_~ 10^41^ erg s^-1^), the soft emission is well-modelled by a two-temperature thermal plasma with kT= 0.4/0.7 keV. The hard emission is modelled with a flat absorbed power-law ({Gamma}~ 1.7, N_H_~ 10^22^ cm^-2^), and this together with a low-significance (1.7{sigma}) ~ 300 eV equivalent width emission line at ~6 keV are the first indications that NGC 7771 may host a low-luminosity AGN. For the bar ULXs, a power-law fit to X-1 is improved at the 2.5{sigma} level with the addition of a thermal plasma component (kT~ 0.3 keV), while X-2 is improved only at the 1.3{sigma} level with the addition of a disc blackbody component with T_in_~ 0.2 keV. Both sources are variable on short time-scales implying that their emission is dominated by single accreting X-ray binaries (XRBs). The three remaining galaxies, NGC 7770, NGC 2342 and NGC 2341, have observed X-ray luminosities of 0.2, 1.8 and 0.9 x 10^41^ erg s^-1^, respectively (0.3-10 keV). Their integrated spectra are also well-modelled by multi-temperature thermal plasma components with kT= 0.2-0.7 keV, plus power-law continua with slopes of {Gamma}= 1.8-2.3 that are likely to represent the integrated emission of populations of XRBs as observed in other nearby merger systems. A comparison with other isolated, interacting and merging systems shows that all four galaxies follow the established correlations for starburst galaxies between X-ray, far-infrared and radio luminosities, demonstrating that their X-ray outputs are dominated by their starburst components. Keywords: galaxies: individual: NGC 7771, galaxies: individual: NGC 2342, galaxies: ISM, galaxies: starburst, X-rays: binaries, X-rays: galaxies
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