The Formation of Magnetars: Radio Imaging of SNR candidate G327.2-0.1

Joseph Gelfand, Bryan Gaensler, Naomi McClure-Griffiths

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Abstract

The diversity of young neutron stars (NSs) is startling, ranging from the more common radio pulsars to magnetars. The origin of these differences is not known, but is believed to be connected to either properties of the progenitor star or the supernova explosion that formed the NS -- which requires information on the age, birth-site and progenitor of these objects. The best way of obtaining this information is by studying the supernova remnants left behind by the supernovae that formed them. In this observation, we wish to observe SNR candidate G327.2-0.1, which contains magnetar candidate 1E1547.0-5408, in order to determine its nature and distance so to use this information to understand the formation of this class of objects.
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalATNF proposal id.C1531, Semester: October, 2006
StatePublished - Oct 1 2006

Keywords

  • Galactic
  • ATCA

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