Annu. Rev. Astron. Astrophys. 1982. 20: 547-85
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X-RAY-IMAGING OBSERVATIONS OF CLUSTERS OF GALAXIES

W. Forman and C. Jones


Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138


Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
Description of the Einstein Observatory Focal Plane Instruments
Cluster Dynamical Evolution

PROPERTIES AND MODELS OF THE INTRACLUSTER GAS
X-Ray Properties of Clusters
A Description of the X-Ray Gas Distribution

CLUSTERS WITH LARGE X-RAY CORE RADII - nXD CLUSTERS
Irregular, Cool X-Ray Clusters
X-Ray Double Clusters - A Possible Intermediate
Relaxed nXD Clusters

CLUSTERS WITH DOMINANT, CENTRAL GALAXIES - XD CLUSTERS
Cluster Dynamical Evolution and the Growth of cD Galaxies
Virgo - An Unevolved Cluster with a Dominant Galaxy
Spiral-Rich Clusters with cD Galaxies
Spiral-Poor Clusters with cD Galaxies
The Perseus Cluster
Groups of Galaxies

CLUSTER CLASSIFICATION
Correlations of Cluster Properties
The Dynamical Stages of Clusters

THE VIRIAL MASS DISTRIBUTION

X-RAY EMISSION FROM DISTANT CLUSTERS

EPILOGUE

REFERENCES

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