AAS 197, January 2001
Session 82. Supernova Remnants: Multispectral Observations
Display, Wednesday, January 10, 2001, 9:30am-7:00pm, Exhibit Hall

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[82.08] Resolved X-ray Images of SN1987A

D. N. Burrows (Penn State), R. McCray, E. Michael (U. Colorado), G. Hasinger (Astrophysical Institute of Potsdam), U. Hwang (NASA/GSFC)

One year ago, we presented the first deconvolved X-ray images of SN1987A, made with the Chandra X-ray Observatory. The X-ray remnant of SN1987A was resolved into a shell-like SNR filling the interior of the optical inner ring imaged by HST (1.7 x 1.2 arcseconds in size). A second image made just after the Jan. 2000 AAS meeting apparently showed different structure in the X-ray ring, but the counting statistics were poor. We present a deep (100ks) Chandra image of SN1987A, made in November 2000. The new deconvolved image is compared with the previous two images and forms a baseline to detect changes in future Chandra images.

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