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Paper: A New Compact Object / Supernova Remnant Association in SNR 3C 396
Volume: 271, Neutron Stars in Supernova Remnants
Page: 225
Authors: Olbert, C. M.; Keohane, J. W.; Arnaud, K. A.; Dyer, K. K.; Reynolds, S. P.; Safi-Harb, S.
Abstract: We present a 100-ks observation of the Galactic supernova remnant 3C 396 (G39.2-0.3) with the Chandra X-ray Observatory that we compare to a 20-cm map from the Very Large Array. Chandra has resolved a compact non-thermal nebula near the center of the remnant, which we argue is a synchrotron pulsar wind nebula powered by the spin-down luminosity of an associated neutron star with Edot =2 x 1036 erg/s. The nebula is undetected in the 20-cm maps. Even accounting for the non-detection of a nebular counterpart at 20 cm, the X-ray and radio morphologies correlate poorly.
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