Astrophys. J., 893, 147-147 (2020/April-3)
Uniform distribution of the extremely overionized plasma associated with the supernova remnant G359.1-0.5.
SUZUKI H., BAMBA A., ENOKIYA R., YAMAGUCHI H., PLUCINSKY P.P. and ODAKA H.
Abstract (from CDS):
We report on the results of our detailed analyses on the peculiar recombining plasma of the supernova remnant (SNR) G359.1-0.5, and the interacting CO clouds. Combining Chandra and Suzaku data, we estimated the ionization state of the plasma with a careful treatment of the background spectrum. The average spectrum showed a remarkably large deviation of the electron temperature (∼0.17 keV) from the initial temperature (>16 keV), indicating that the plasma is in a highly recombination-dominant state. On the other hand, the recombination timescale (net) is comparable to those of the other recombining SNRs (∼4.2 x 1011 cm–3 s). We also searched for spatial variation of the plasma parameters, but found no significant differences. Using 12CO(J = 2-1) data obtained with NANTEN2, we found a new, plausible candidate for the interacting CO cloud, which has a line-of-sight velocity of ∼ -20 km s–1. This indicates that the SNR is located at a distance of ∼4 kpc, which is the foreground of the Galactic center, as previously reported. The associated CO cloud does not show clear spatial coincidence with the nearby GeV/TeV emission, indicating that the origins of the GeV/TeV emission are likely unrelated to G359.1-0.5.
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Supernova remnants - Interstellar medium - X-ray sources
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