Oxygen line mapping of SN 1006 with Suzaku

Aya Bamba*, Hiroya Yamaguchi, Katsuji Koyama, Junko S. Hiraga, Steve Holt, John P. Hughes, Hideaki Katagiri, Jun Kataoka, Satoru Katsuda, Shunji Kitamoto, Motohide Kokubun, Hironori Matsumoto, Emi Miyata, Koji Mori, Hiroshi Nakajima, Masanobu Ozaki, Rob Petre, Akiko Sekiguchi, Tadayuki Takahashi, Takaaki TanakaYukikatsu Terada, Hiroshi Tomida, Yohko Tsuboi, Masahiro Tsujimoto, Hiroshi Tsunemi, Yasunobu Uchiyama, Masaru Ueno, Shin Watanabe

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SN 1006 is one of the supernova remnants (SNRs) with relatively low-temperature electrons, considering the young age of just 1000 years. We carried out SN 1006 mapping observations with the X-ray Imaging Spectrometers (XIS) and the Hard X-ray Detector (HXD) onboard Suzaku, the fifth Japanese X-ray satellite. Thanks to the excellent spectral resolution of XIS in the soft X-ray band, H-like and He-like oxygen emission lines were clearly detected, and we could make a map of the line intensity, and as well as a flux and the photon index of nonthermal component. We found that these parameters have spatial dependences from region to region in the SNR; the north region is bright in nonthermal, while dim in thermal; the east region is bright in both nonthermal and thermal; the inner region shows dim nonthermal and bright thermal emission. The photon index is the smallest in the north region.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)411-415
Number of pages5
JournalAdvances in Space Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Acceleration of particles
  • ISM: individual (SN 1006)
  • X-rays: ISM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Geophysics
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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