Suzaku observations of tycho's supernova remnant

Toru Tamagawa*, Asami Hayato, Satoshi Nakamura, Yukikatsu Terada, Aya Bamba, Junko S. HLraga, John P. Hughes, Una Hwang, Jun Kataoka, Kenzo Kinugasa, Hideyo Kunieda, Takaaki Tanaka, Hiroshi Tsunemi, Masaru Ueno, Stephen S. Holt, Motohide Kokubun, Emi Mlyata, Andrew Szymkowiak, Tadayuki Takahashi, Keisuke TamuraDaisuke Ueno, Kazuo Makishima

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Tycho's supernova remnant was observed by the XIS and HXD instruments onboard the Suzaku satellite on 2006 June 26-29 for 92 ks. The spectrum up to 30 keV was well fitted with a two-component model, consisting of a power-law with a photon index of 2.7 and a thermal bremsstrahlung model with a temperature of 4.7 keV. The former component can alternatively be modeled as synchrotron emission from a population of relativistic electrons with an estimated roll-off energy of around 1 keV. In the XIS spectra, in addition to the prominent Fe Ka line (6.445 keV), we observed for the first time significant Ka line emission from trace species Cr and Mn at energies of 5.48 keV and 5.95 keV, respectively. Faint K/5 lines from Ca (4.56keV) and Fe (7.11 keV) were also seen. The ionization states of Cr and Mn, based on their line centroids, are estimated to be similar to that of Fe Ka (Fexv orxvi).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S167-S174
JournalPublications of the Astronomical Society of Japan
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Acceleration of particles - ISM
  • Individual (Tycho)
  • Supernova remnants - X-rays

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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