Discovery of four X-ray quasars behind the Large Magellanic Cloud Academic Article uri icon


  • We present the discovery of four X-ray quasars (Zem = 0.26, 0.53, 0.61, and 1.63) located behind the Large Magellanic Cloud; three of them are located behind the bar of the LMC. The quasars were identified via spectroscopy of optical counterparts to X-ray sources found serendipitously by the Chandra X-Ray Observatory satellite. All four quasars have archival VI photometry from the second phase of the Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment (OGLE-II); one of them was found by OGLE to be variable. We present the properties of the quasars and discuss their possible applications.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Dobrzycki, A., Groot, P. J., Macri, L. M., & Stanek, K. Z.

citation count

  • 21

complete list of authors

  • Dobrzycki, A||Groot, PJ||Macri, LM||Stanek, KZ

publication date

  • April 2002