Supernova remnants in the magellanic clouds. III. An X-ray atlas of Large magellanic cloud supernova remnants

Rosa Murphy Williams, You Hua Chu, John R. Dickel, Robert Petre, R. Chris Smith, Maritza Tavarez

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Abstract

We have used archival ROSAT data to present X-ray images of 31 supernova remnants (SNRs) in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). We have classified these remnants according to their X-ray morphologies, into the categories of shell-type, diffuse face, centrally brightened, point-source-dominated, and irregular. We suggest possible causes of the X-ray emission for each category and for individual features of some of the SNRs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)467-485
Number of pages19
JournalAstrophysical Journal, Supplement Series
Volume123
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 1999

Keywords

  • Atlases
  • Magellanic clouds
  • Supernova remnants
  • Surveys
  • X-rays: ISM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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