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2000A&A...360..671B - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 360, 671-682 (2000/8-2)

A BeppoSAX and ROSAT view of the RCW 86 supernova remnant.


Abstract (from CDS):

We present a spectral analysis of the Northern and Southwestern rim of the RCW86 X-ray shell, pointing out the remarkable differences between these two parts of the same object. In the North, a single temperature Non Equilibrium of Ionization emission model describes the data well, and the derived abundances of O, Ne, Mg, Si, S, Ar and Fe are in agreement with expected metal depletion behind a fast shock moving in the interstellar medium. If the initial explosion energy was ∼1051erg, the derived distance and age are 1.18+0.17–0.16kpc and 1630+440–360yr, fully consistent with the association to the historical supernova SN185. The X-ray emission from the SW is described by a two-temperature emission model with kTh=5.7keV and kTl=1.0keV. There is evidence of overabundant metals in the high-temperature component, thus indicating the presence of ejecta. In this case, a Type Ia SN is to be preferred over a more energetic Type II event, which would imply a more distant and older remnant fully in its Sedov phase.

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Journal keyword(s): stars: supernovae: individual: RCW 86 - ISM: individual objects: RCW 86 - ISM: supernova remnants - X-rays: ISM

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