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2010ApJ...725.1384H - Astrophys. J., 725, 1384-1391 (2010/December-2)

An energetic magnetar in HESS J1713-381/CTB 37B.


Abstract (from CDS):

We obtained a second Chandra timing measurement of the 3.82 s pulsar CXOU J171405.7-381031 in the supernova remnant (SNR) CTB 37B, which shows that it is spinning down rapidly. The average period derivative of (5.88 ±0.08)x10–11 over the 1 year time span corresponds to a dipole magnetic field strength Bs= 4.8x1014 G, well into the magnetar range. The spin-down power {dot}E = 4.2 ×10^{34} erg/s is among the largest for magnetars, and the corresponding characteristic age τ_c ≡P/2{dot}P = 1030 years is comparable to estimates of the age of the SNR. The period derivative enables us to recover probable pulsations in an ASCA observation taken in 1996, which yields a mean characteristic age of 860 years over the longer 13 year time span. The source is well detected up to 10 keV, and its composite spectrum is typical of a magnetar. CTB 37B hosts HESS J1713-381, the first TeV source that is coincident with a magnetar. While the TeV emission has been attributed to the SNR shell, it is possibly centrally peaked, and we hypothesize that this particularly young, energetic magnetar may contribute to the HESS source. We also searched for pulsations from another source in a HESS SNR, XMMU J173203.3-344518 in HESS J1731-347/G353.6-0.7, but could not confirm pulsations or long-term flux variability, making it more likely that this source is a weakly magnetized central compact object.

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Journal keyword(s): ISM: individual (CTB 37B, G353.6-0.7) - pulsars: individual (CXOU J171405.7-381031, XMMU J173203.3-344518) - stars: neutron

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