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XMMU J050722.1−684758: Discovery of a new Be X-ray binary pulsar likely associated with the supernova remnant MCSNR J0507−6847

Abstract : We report the discovery of a new high mass X-ray binary pulsar, XMMU J050722.1-684758, possibly associated with the supernova remnant MCSNR J0507-6847 in the Large Magellanic Cloud, using XMM-Newton X-ray observations. Pulsations with a periodicity of 570 s are discovered from the Be X-ray binary XMMU J050722.1-684758 confirming its nature as a HMXB pulsar. The HMXB is located near the geometric centre of the supernova remnant MCSNR J0507-6847 (0.9' from the centre) which supports the XRB-SNR association. The estimated age of the supernova remnant is 43-63 kyr years which points to a middle aged to old supernova remnant. The large diameter of the supernova remnant combined with the lack of distinctive shell counterparts in optical and radio indicates that the SNR is expanding into the tenous environment of the superbubble N103. The estimated magnetic field strength of the neutron star is B ≳ 1014 G assuming a spin equilibrium condition which is expected from the estimated age of the parent remnant and assuming that the measured mass-accretion rate remained constant throughout.
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Submitted on : Monday, March 22, 2021 - 10:36:49 AM
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C Maitra, F Haberl, P Maggi, P Kavanagh, G Vasilopoulos, et al.. XMMU J050722.1−684758: Discovery of a new Be X-ray binary pulsar likely associated with the supernova remnant MCSNR J0507−6847. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Oxford University Press (OUP): Policy P - Oxford Open Option A, 2021, ⟨10.1093/mnras/stab716⟩. ⟨hal-03176108⟩

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