New candidate radio supernova remnants detected in the GLEAM survey over 345° < l < 60°, 180° < l < 240°

N. Hurley-Walker, M. D. Filipović, B. M. Gaensler, D. A. Leahy, P. J. Hancock, T. M. O. Franzen, A. R. Offringa, J. R. Callingham, L. Hindson, C. Wu, M. E. Bell, B.-Q. For, M. Johnston-Hollitt, A. D. Kapińska, J. Morgan, T. Murphy, B. McKinley, P. Procopio, L. Staveley-Smith, R. B. WaythQ. Zheng

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Abstract

We have detected 27 new supernova remnants (SNRs) using a new data release of the GLEAM survey from the Murchison Widefield Array telescope, including the lowest surface brightness SNR ever detected, G 0.1 - 9.7. Our method uses spectral fitting to the radio continuum to derive spectral indices for 26/27 candidates, and our low-frequency observations probe a steeper spectrum population than previously discovered. None of the candidates have coincident WISE mid-IR emission, further showing that the emission is non-thermal. Using pulsar associations we derive physical properties for six candidate SNRs, finding G 0.1 - 9.7 may be younger than 10 kyr. Sixty per cent of the candidates subtend areas larger than 0.2 deg2 on the sky, compared to <25% of previously detected SNRs. We also make the first detection of two SNRs in the Galactic longitude range 220°-240°.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere045
JournalPublications of the Astronomical Society of Australia
Volume36
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2019

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