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2008MNRAS.384..225E - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 384, 225-229 (2008/February-2)

Unveiling the nature of RXJ0002+6246 with XMM-Newton.

ESPOSITO P., DE LUCA A., TIENGO A., PAIZIS A., MEREGHETTI S. and CARAVEO P.A.

Abstract (from CDS):

The X-ray source RXJ0002+6246 was discovered close to the supernova remnant CTB1 in a ROSAT observation performed in 1992. The source phenomenology (soft spectrum, apparent lack of counterparts, possible pulsations at 242 ms, hints for surrounding diffuse emission) led to interpret it as an isolated neutron star in a new supernova remnant. We have analysed an archival XMM-Newton observation performed in 2001. The source coordinates, as computed on the XMM-Newton images, coincide with those of a bright source listed in optical and infrared catalogues. The X-ray spectrum is well described by an optically thin plasma model. No fast pulsations are seen nor clear evidence of a supernova remnant associated to the source. Thus, we conclude that RXJ0002+6246 is not an isolated neutron star, but the X-ray counterpart of the bright optical/infrared source, most likely a F7 spectral class star located at about 0.2 kpc.

Abstract Copyright: © 2008 The Authors

Journal keyword(s): ISM: individual: G117.7+0.6 - supernova remnants - X-rays: individual: RXJ0002+6246 - X-rays: individual: PSR J0002+6246 - X-rays: stars

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