XMM-Newton first-light observations of the Hickson galaxy group 16

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XMM-Newton first-light observations of the Hickson galaxy group 16. / Turner, MJL; Reeves, JN; Ponman, Trevor; Arnaud, M; Barbera, M; Bennie, PJ; Boer, M; Briel, U.

In: Astronomy and Astrophysics, Vol. 365, 01.01.2001, p. L110-L115.

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Turner, MJL, Reeves, JN, Ponman, T, Arnaud, M, Barbera, M, Bennie, PJ, Boer, M & Briel, U 2001, 'XMM-Newton first-light observations of the Hickson galaxy group 16', Astronomy and Astrophysics, vol. 365, pp. L110-L115. https://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20000070

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Turner, MJL., Reeves, JN., Ponman, T., Arnaud, M., Barbera, M., Bennie, PJ., Boer, M., & Briel, U. (2001). XMM-Newton first-light observations of the Hickson galaxy group 16. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 365, L110-L115. https://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20000070

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Turner, MJL ; Reeves, JN ; Ponman, Trevor ; Arnaud, M ; Barbera, M ; Bennie, PJ ; Boer, M ; Briel, U. / XMM-Newton first-light observations of the Hickson galaxy group 16. In: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 2001 ; Vol. 365. pp. L110-L115.

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