Volume 425, Number 2, October II 2004
|Page(s)||443 - 456|
|Published online||21 September 2004|
Multi-frequency study of extragalactic supernova remnants and HII regions*
Sculptor group Sd galaxy NGC 300
Centre for Astronomy, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD, 4811, Australia e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
2 University of Western Sydney, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith South, DC, NSW, 1797, Australia
3 Australia Telescope National Facility, CSIRO, PO Box 76, Epping, NSW, 1710, Australia
4 Spitzer Science Center, California Institute of Technology, Mailstop 220-6, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA
5 Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of New Mexico, 800 Yale Bd. N.E., Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
6 Institut für Astronomie und Astrophysik, Universität Tübingen, Sand 1, 72076 Tübingen, Germany
Accepted: 4 June 2004
We present a multi-frequency study of supernova remnants (SNRs) and HII regions in the nearby Sculptor Group Sd galaxy NGC 300, based on new ATCA observations at the wavelengths of 13 and 20 cm, XMM-Newton observations, newly-processed ROSAT (PSPC/HRI; [CITE]) and VLA (20/6 cm) images of this galaxy. We have investigated the physical properties at the X-ray and radio wavelengths of the 28 optical SNRs found by [CITE] and have expanded on the multi-wavelength work by [CITE] on this same galaxy. From a total of 54 radio sources and 11 X-ray sources, we report 18 SNRs and three (3) SNR candidates (classified by spectral index alone) in NGC 300. Five of these 18 SNRs are associated with reported optical SNRs and three have X-ray counterparts. An additional 12 radio SNRs are seen in the [CITE] [S II] images. We also investigate the luminosity function of our SNRs. Three background radio sources are confirmed and 12 other sources could represent additional background objects. Twenty two radio correlations with OB associations within NGC 300 correspond to either HII regions or SNRs making them a good tracer of SNRs near star-forming regions. Additionally, two radio sources coincide with potential globular clusters of NGC 300 reported by [CITE].
Key words: galaxies: individual: NGC 300 / ISM: supernova remnants / radio continuum: galaxies / X-rays: galaxies / ISM: HII regions
© ESO, 2004
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