Astrophys. J., 680, L37-L40 (2008/June-2)
The (Re-)Discovery of G350.1-0.3: a young, luminous supernova remnant and its neutron star.
GAENSLER B.M., TANNA A., SLANE P.O., BROGAN C.L., GELFAND J.D., McCLURE-GRIFFITHS N.M., CAMILO F., NG C.-Y. and MILLER J.M.
Abstract (from CDS):
We present an XMM-Newton observation of the long-overlooked radio source G350.1-0.3. The X-ray spectrum of G350.1-0.3 can be fit by a shocked plasma with two components: a high-temperature (1.5 keV) region with a low ionization timescale and enhanced abundances, plus a cooler (0.36 keV) component in ionization equilibrium and with solar abundances. The X-ray spectrum and the presence of nonthermal, polarized, radio emission together demonstrate that G350.1-0.3 is a young, luminous supernova remnant (SNR), for which archival H I and ^ 12^CO data indicate a distance of 4.5 kpc. The diameter of the source then implies an age of only ~900 years. The SNR's distorted appearance and small size and the presence of 12CO emission along the SNR's eastern edge all indicate that the source is interacting with a complicated distribution of dense ambient material. An unresolved X-ray source, XMMU J172054.5-372652, is detected a few arcminutes west of the brightest SNR emission. The thermal X-ray spectrum and lack of any multiwavelength counterpart suggest that this source is a neutron star associated with G350.1-0.3, most likely a ``central compact object'', as seen coincident with other young SNRs such as Cassiopeia A.
ISM: individual (G350.1-0.3) - stars: individual (XMMU J172054.5-372652) - Stars: Neutron - ISM: Supernova Remnants
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