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2014ApJS..212...21L A Deep Chandra ACIS Survey of M83 Long, Knox S.; Kuntz, Kip D.; Blair, William P.; Godfrey, Leith; Plucinsky, Paul P.; Soria, Roberto; Stockdale, Christopher; Winkler, P. Frank Abstract. We have obtained a series of deep X-ray images of the nearby galaxy M83 using Chandra, with a total exposure of 729 ks. Combining the new data with earlier archival observations totaling 61 ks, we find 378 point sources within the D_25_ contour of the galaxy. We find 80 more sources, mostly background active galactic nuclei (AGNs), outside of the D_25_ contour. Of the X-ray sources, 47 have been detected in a new radio survey of M83 obtained using the Australia Telescope Compact Array. Of the X-ray sources, at least 87 seem likely to be supernova remnants (SNRs), based on a combination of their properties in X-rays and at other wavelengths. We attempt to classify the point source population of M83 through a combination of spectral and temporal analysis. As part of this effort, we carry out an initial spectral analysis of the 29 brightest X-ray sources. The soft X-ray sources in the disk, many of which are SNRs, are associated with the spiral arms, while the harder X-ray sources, mostly X-ray binaries (XRBs), do not appear to be. After eliminating AGNs, foreground stars, and identified SNRs from the sample, we construct the cumulative luminosity function (CLF) of XRBs brighter than 8 x 10^35^ erg s^-1^. Despite M83's relatively high star formation rate, the CLF indicates that most of the XRBs in the disk are low mass XRBs. Based on observations made with NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory. NASA's Chandra Observatory is operated by Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory under contract NAS83060 and the data were obtained through program GO1-12115. Key words: galaxies: individual: M83, galaxies: ISM, ISM: supernova remnants, supernovae: individual: SN1923A, X-rays: binaries, X-rays: general, X-rays: individual: M83
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