William D Pence

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William D Pence

  • 301.286.4599
  • Mail Code: 662
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: EMERITUS
  • Curriculum Vitae


  • X-Ray emission from normal galaxies
  • Astronomical software development, especially related to analysis of data in FITS format.


  • 1978 - Ph.D., Astronomy, Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX
  • 1974 - M.A., Astronomy, Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX
  • 1972 - B.S., Physics, Eastern Ill. Univ., Charleston, IL


    Diffuse X-Ray Emission from M101,
    Kuntz, K. D.,
    Snowden, S. L.,
    Pence, W. D.,
    Mukai, K.,
    ApJ 588, 264 (2003)

    Chandra Observation of Luminous and Ultraluminous X-Ray Binaries in M101,
    Mukai, K.,
    Pence, W. D.,
    Snowden, S. L.,
    Kuntz, K. D.,
    ApJ 582, 184 (2003)

    Chandra X-Ray Sources in M101,
    Pence, W. D.,
    Snowden, S. L.,
    Mukai, K.,
    Kuntz, K. D.,
    ApJ 561, 189 (2001)

    Reconsidering the Identification of M101 Hypernova Remnant Candidates,
    Snowden, S. L.;
    Mukai, K.; Pence, W.;
    Kuntz, K. D.
    AJ 121.3001 (2001)

    Definition of the Flexible Image Transport System (FITS),
    Hanisch, R. J.;
    Farris, A.;
    Greisen, E. W.;
    Pence, W. D.;
    Schlesinger, B. M.;
    Teuben, P. J.;
    Thompson, R. W.;
    Warnock, A., III
    A&A 376, 359 (2001)

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