Multifrequency study of the Large Magellanic Cloud supernova remnant (SNR) B0513−692 and new SNR candidate J051327−6911

Bojicic, I.S., Filipovic, M.D., Parker, Q.A., Payne, J.L., Jones, P.A., Reid, W., Kawamura, A., and Fukui, Y. (2007) Multifrequency study of the Large Magellanic Cloud supernova remnant (SNR) B0513−692 and new SNR candidate J051327−6911. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 378 (4). pp. 1237-1247.

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Abstract

We present a new multiwavelength study of supernova remnant (SNR) B0513−692 in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). The remnant also has a strong, superposed, essentially unresolved, but unrelated radio source at its north-western edge, J051324−691049. This is identified as a likely compact H ii region based on related optical imaging and spectroscopy. We use the Australia Telescope Compact Array (ATCA) at 4790 and 8640 MHz (λ≃ 6 cm and λ≃ 3.5 cm) to determine the large-scale morphology, spectral index and polarization characteristics of B0513−692 for the first time. We detect a strongly polarized region (49 per cent) in the remnant's southern edge (λ≃ 6 cm) . Interestingly, we also detect a small (∼40 arcsec) moderately bright, but distinct optical, circular shell in our Hα imagery which is adjacent to the compact H ii region and just within the borders of the north-eastern edge of B0513−692. We suggest that this is a separate new SNR candidate based on its apparently distinct character in terms of optical morphology in three imaged emission lines and indicative SNR optical spectroscopy (including enhanced optical [S ii] emission relative to Hα).

Item ID: 2364
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: HII regions; supernova remnants; magellanic clouds; radio continuum: galaxies
ISSN: 1365-2966
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2009 23:50
FoR Codes: 02 PHYSICAL SCIENCES > 0299 Other Physical Sciences > 029999 Physical Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970102 Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences @ 100%
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