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Confirmation Of Two Galactic Supernova Remnant Candidates Discovered by THOR

Dokara, Rohit and Roy, Nirupam and Beuther, Henrik and Anderson, LD and Rugel, Michael and Stil, Jeroen and Wang, Yuan and Soler, Juan D and Shanahan, Russel (2018) Confirmation Of Two Galactic Supernova Remnant Candidates Discovered by THOR. In: ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 866 (1).

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Abstract

Anderson et al. identified 76 candidate supernova remnants (SNRs) using data from the HI/OH/Recombination line survey of the Milky Way. The spectral index and polarization properties can help distinguish between SNRs and H II regions, which are often confused. We confirm two SNR candidates using spectral index data and morphology. However, we observe that the fractional linear polarization cannot distinguish between SNRs and H II regions, likely due to contamination by diffuse Galactic synchrotron emission. We also comment on the association of SNR candidates with pulsars through geometric and age considerations.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: ISM: H II regions; ISM: supernova remnants; polarization
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Depositing User: Id for Latest eprints
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2018 15:32
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2018 15:32
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/60986

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