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2000A&A...356..585B - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 356, 585-589 (2000/4-2)

The Schweizer-Middleditch star revisited.


Abstract (from CDS):

We have re-observed and re-analysed the optical spectrum of the Schweizer-Middleditch star, a hot subdwarf which lies along almost the same line-of-sight as the centre of the historic SN 1006 supernova remnant (SNR). Although this object is itself unlikely to be the remnant of the star which exploded in 1006AD, Wellstein et al. (1999, AGM 15, 3) have demonstrated that it could be the remnant of the donor star in a pre-supernova Type Ia interacting binary, if it possesses an unusually low mass. We show that, if it had a mass of 0.1-0.2M, the SM star would lie at the same distance (≃800pc) as the SNR as estimated by Willingale et al. (199MNRAS.278..749W). However, most distance estimates to SN 1006 are much larger than this, and there are other convincing arguments to suggest that the SM star lies behind this SNR. Assuming the canonical subdwarf mass of 0.5M, we constrain the distance of the SM star as 1050pc<d<2100pc. This places the upper limit on the distance of SN 1006 at 2.1kpc.

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Journal keyword(s): stars: supernovae: individual: SN 1006

CDS comments: fig. 2 : comparison stars not in SIMBAD

Simbad objects: 3

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