Volume 365, Number 1, January 2001
First Results from XMM-Newton
|Page(s)||L254 - L258|
|Published online||15 January 2001|
Detection of X-ray line emission from the shell of SNR B0540-69.3 with XMM-Newton RGS *
SRON Laboratory for Space Research, Sorbonnelaan 2, 3584 CA Utrecht, The Nether lands
2 Columbia Astrophysics Laboratory, Columbia University, 538 West 120th Street, New York, NY 10027, USA
3 Mullard Space Science Laboratory, University College London, Holmbury St. Mary, Dorking, Surrey RH5 6NT, UK
K. J. van der Heyden
Accepted: 6 November 2000
We present X-ray observations of PSR 0540-69.3 with the XMM-Newton observatory. The spectra obtained with the Reflection Grating Spectrometer reveal, for the first time, emission from ionized species of O, Ne and Fe originating from the SNR shell. Analysis of the emission line spectrum allows us to derive estimates of the temperature, ionization timescale, abundances, location, and velocity of the emitting gas.
Key words: ISM: individual: SNR 0540 / 69.3 / ISM: supernova / X-rays: ISM
© ESO, 2001
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