Influence of cluster environments on X-ray cluster morphology

Yasuhiro Hashimoto*, J. Patrick Henry, Hans Böhringer

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ABSTRACT We investigated the influence of environment on cluster morphology by examining the alignment of the cluster position angle with respect to the nearest neighbour cluster. The cluster position angle and ellipticity were measured using high spatial resolution X-ray data taken from the Chandra archive, while the nearest neighbour sample was extracted from the Abell cluster catalogue. We found high confidence for an alignment when neighbour distance (Dn) was less than 70 h-1 Mpc, while we found no significant variations of the confidence level at various values of Dn less than 70 h -1 Mpc.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)835-838
Number of pages4
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Sept
Externally publishedYes


  • Galaxies: clusters: general
  • Large-scale structure of Universe
  • X-rays: galaxies: clusters

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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