A Suzaku observation of the cluster of galaxies A1060

K. Sato, N. Y. Yamasaki, M. Ishida, Y. Ishisaki, T. Ohashi, T. Kitaguchi, M. Kawaharada, M. Kokubun, K. Makishima, N. Ota, K. Nakazawa, T. Tamura, K. Matsushita, N. Kawano, Y. Fukazawa, J. P. Hughes

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We carried out observations of the central and 20′ east offset regions of the cluster of galaxies Abell 1060 with Suzaku. Spatially resolved X-ray spectral=analysis has revealed temperature and abundance profiles of Abell 1060 out to 27′ ≃ 380 h70 -1kpc, which corresponded to ∼0.3 rvir. The temperature decrease of the intra cluster medium from 3.4 keV at the center to 2.2 keV in the outskirt region are clearly observed. Si, S and Fe abundances also decrease by more than 50% from the center to the outer parts, while Mg shows a fairly constant abundance of ∼ 0.7 solar within r < 17′. O shows a lower abundance of ∼0.3 solar in the central region (r < 6′), and indicates a similar feature with Mg, however it is sensitive to the estimated contribution of the Galactic components at the outer annuli (r > 13′). Results on temperature and abundances of Si, S, and Fe are consistent with those derived by XMM-Newton at r < 13′ The formation and metal enrichment of the cluster are discussed based on implications of our results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHeating versus Cooling in Galaxies and Clusters of Galaxies Proceedings of the MPA/ESO/MPE/USM Joint Astronomy Conference held in Garching, Germany, 6-11 August 2006
EditorsHans Boehringer, Gabriel W. Pratt, Alexis Finoguenov, Peter Schuecker
Number of pages3
StatePublished - 2007

Publication series

NameESO Astrophysics Symposia

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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