AAS 203rd Meeting, January 2004
Session 39 Supernova Remnants
Poster, Tuesday, January 6, 2004, 9:20am-6:30pm, Grand Hall

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[39.07] A Soft X-ray Point Source in G293.8+0.6

C.M. Olbert (University of North Carolina), J.W. Keohane (JPL/Caltech), E.V. Gotthelf (Columbia University)

We present a 40ks Chandra X-ray observation of the Galactic supernova remnant G293.8+0.6, a composite remnant in the southern hemisphere. Though this SNR exhibited pronounced centrally-brightened features in the MOST survey, until now it has been unobserved in the X-ray. These Chandra data reveal a soft point source near the geometric center of the remnant with no bright synchrotron nebula accompanying the object. Thus it seems that it is not a normal young pulsar; however, radio observations seem to suggest the opposite. We discuss this apparent discrepancy in the context of recent observations of compact objects in supernova remnants.

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