AAS 200th meeting, Albuquerque, NM, June 2002
Session 35. Supernova Remnants in Nearby Galaxies
Topical Session Oral, Tuesday, June 4, 2002, 8:30-10:00am, 10:45am-12:30pm, Ruidoso/Pecos

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[35.03] SNRs in External Galaxies in the Age of Chandra and Newton

E. M. Schlegel (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)

The first extragalactic X-ray-emitting SNRs were uncovered in the LMC and M33; the first such SNR outside of the Local Group is the very luminous one in NGC 4449 (D ~ 5 Mpc) uncovered using Einstein. Since that time, some 20 additional SNRs have been found using ROSAT or ASCA. The launches of Chandra and Newton promise a significant step forward in the identification of X-ray-emitting SNRs, particularly using Chandra, which locates objects to within an arc-second. In this talk, I briefly review the numbers of objects found in the X-ray band and highlight the SNRs uncovered by Chandra.

Research on extragalactic SNRs has been supported by NASA Contract NAS8-39073 to SAO and the Chandra X-ray Observatory Center.

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