Friday, July 12, 2013

1307.2986 (Subhashis Roy et al.)

Discovery of a small diameter young supernova remnant G354.4+0.0    [PDF]

Subhashis Roy, Sabyasachi Pal
We report discovery of a shell like structure G354.4+0.0 of size 1.6' that shows morphology of a shell supernova remnant. Part of the structure show polarized emission in NRAO VLA sky survey (NVSS) map. Based on 330 MHz, 1.4 GHz Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT) observations and existing observations at higher frequencies, we conclude the partial shell structure showing synchrotron emission is embedded in an extended HII region of size ~4'. The spectrum of the diffuse HII region turns over between 1.4 GHz and 330 MHz. HI absorption spectrum shows it to be located more than 5 kpc away from Sun. Based on morphology, non-thermal polarized emission and size, this object is one of the youngest supernova remnants discovered in the Galaxy with an estimated age of about 100-500 years.
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