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|Title:||Imaging of SNR IC443 and W44 with the Sardinia Radio Telescope at 1.5 and 7 GHz||Authors:||EGRON, ELISE MARIE JEANNE
Iacolina, M. N.
Deiana, G. L.
Vargiu, G. P.
|Issue Date:||2017||Journal:||MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY||Number:||470||Issue:||2||First Page:||1329||Abstract:||Observations of supernova remnants (SNRs) are a powerful tool for investigating the later stages of stellar evolution, the properties of the ambient interstellar medium and the physics of particle acceleration and shocks. For a fraction of SNRs, multiwavelength coverage from radio to ultra-high energies has been provided, constraining their contributions to the production of Galactic cosmic rays. Although radio emission is the most common identifier of SNRs and a prime probe for refining models, high-resolution images at frequencies above 5 GHz are surprisingly lacking, even for bright and well-known SNRs such as IC443 and W44. In the frameworks of the Astronomical Validation and Early Science Program with the 64-m single-dish Sardinia Radio Telescope, we provided, for the first time, single-dish deep imaging at 7 GHz of the IC443 and W44 complexes coupled with spatially resolved spectra in the 1.5-7 GHz frequency range. Our images were obtained through on-the-fly mapping techniques, providing antenna beam oversampling and resulting in accurate continuum flux density measurements. The integrated flux densities associated with IC443 are S<SUB>1.5 GHz</SUB> = 134 ± 4 Jy and S<SUB>7 GHz</SUB> = 67 ± 3 Jy. For W44, we measured total flux densities of S<SUB>1.5 GHz</SUB> = 214 ± 6 Jy and S<SUB>7 GHz</SUB> = 94 ± 4 Jy. Spectral index maps provide evidence of a wide physical parameter scatter among different SNR regions: a flat spectrum is observed from the brightest SNR regions at the shock, while steeper spectral indices (up to ∼ 0.7) are observed in fainter cooling regions, disentangling in this way different populations and spectra of radio/gamma-ray-emitting electrons in these SNRs.||URI:||http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12386/27300||URL:||https://academic.oup.com/mnras/article-abstract/470/2/1329/3850220?redirectedFrom=fulltext
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