Tuesday, August 6, 2013

1308.0846 (T. Ergin et al.)

Studying the Supernova Remnant G31.9+0.0 in Gamma and X-Rays    [PDF]

T. Ergin, A. Sezer, L. Saha, P. Majumdar, E. N. Ercan
G31.9+0.0 (3C 391) is a Galactic mixed-morphology supernova remnant observed in GeV gamma rays by Fermi Gamma Ray Space Telescope's LAT (Fermi-LAT), as well as in the 0.3-10 keV X-ray band by Suzaku. In this paper, we will present the analysis results of X- and gamma-ray data of 3C 391 taken with Suzaku and Fermi-LAT. The X-ray spectrum of 3C 391 was fitted to a single-temperature variable abundance non-equilibrium ionization model with an electron temperature of kTe ~ 0.57 keV, an absorbing column density of NH ~ 3.1 x 10^{22} cm^{-2} and a very high ionization age (\tau > 10^{12} cm^{-3} s), which suggest that the plasma has reached ionization equilibrium. The spectrum shows clearly detected emission lines of Mg, Si, and S. 3C 391 was detected in GeV gamma rays with a significance of ~ 13 sigma. The spectrum was fitted with a log-parabola function, where the spectral index and beta parameters were found to be \alpha = 2.35 +- 0.07 and \beta = 0.366 +- 0.339. The integrated flux above 200 MeV was found as F = (1.36 +- 0.62) x 10^{-8} ph cm^{-2} s^{-1}. These results are in agreement with the Fermi-LAT results given in the 2nd Fermi-LAT catalog.
View original: http://arxiv.org/abs/1308.0846

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