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X-ray survey of the Large Magellanic Cloud by ROSAT

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The central region of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) contains a variety of astrophysical objects including supernova remnants, X-ray binary systems, the 30 Doradus complex of hot stars, as well as supernova 1987A. A survey in X-rays of this region, taken as the 'first light' observations with the Röntgen Observatory Satellite (ROSAT), reveals 45 individual sources. Fifteen of these are new; the brightest is probably a new and strongly variable low-mass X-ray binary.

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