Query : 2002A&A...387.1047D

2002A&A...387.1047D - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 387, 1047-1056 (2002/6-1)

The neutral gas environment of the young supernova remnant SN 1006 (G327.6+14.6).


Abstract (from CDS):

Using the Australia Telescope Compact Array, we have carried out a survey of the HI emission in the direction of the bilateral supernova remnant (SNR) SN 1006 (G327.6+14.6). The angular resolution of the data is 4.7'x3.0', and the rms noise ∼39mJy/beam (∼0.3K). To recover structures at low spatial frequencies, single dish data have been added to the interferometric images. We have also studied the 12CO emission in the transitions J=1-0 and J=2-1, looking for very compact clumps of molecular gas as possible sites for the acceleration of electrons and nuclei to TeV energies associated with the γ-ray source detected on the NE limb of SN 1006. These molecular gas observations produced only marginal detections. From the present observations we conclude that the distribution of the surrounding neutral gas had no strong influence in shaping this SNR with a bilateral appearance. Intrinsic factors may have contributed to the present morphology. The remnant of SN 1006 appears to be evolving in a smooth environment with an atomic volume density n0∼0.3cm–3. The existence of an HI concentration projected on the center of SN 1006 suggests an upper limit of ~-20km/s on the systemic velocity of the SNR. This limit is compatible with a distance to the SNR of about 1.7kpc, in good agreement with previous estimates. An extended HI cloud with volume density ∼0.5cm–3 is detected towards the NW border of SN 1006. This concentration may be responsible for the formation of the bright Balmer filaments observed in SN 1006. The absorbing column density towards SN 1006 has been estimated to be NH∼6.8x1020cm–2, in good agreement with previous suggestions based on X-ray results.

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Journal keyword(s): ISM: individual objects: SN 1006 - ISM: individual objects: G327.6+14.6 - ISM: supernova remnants

Simbad objects: 6

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Number of rows : 6
N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
ICRS (J2000)
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2024
1 NAME Lupus SN SNR 15 02 22.1 -42 05 49           ~ 1331 1
2 NAME Lup Loop SNR 15 10.0 -40 00           ~ 69 0
3 PKS 1541-82 rG 15 50 59.14243274 -82 58 06.8453573   20.00       ~ 33 1
4 V* AH Sco s*r 17 11 17.0194487616 -32 19 30.714035556   10.03 8.10     M5Ia-Iab 137 0
5 V* VX Sgr s*r 18 08 04.0442790744 -22 13 26.600899044 11.72 9.41 6.52 3.90 2.11 M8.5Ia 596 0
6 ICRF J193925.0-634245 Sy2 19 39 25.0245304992 -63 42 45.640373400   18.87 18.37 17.64   ~ 1236 1

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