Non-thermal emission from massive star-forming regions: a possible SNR candidate G351.7-1.2?
We present low-frequency wideband observations (300-500 MHz) of the star-forming complex G351.7-1.2 using upgraded Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (uGMRT), India. Combining this with the optical, infrared, and submillimetre data, we analyse the large-scale diffuse radio emission associated with the region that exhibits a broken shell morphology. The spectral index of the emission in the shell is -0.8, indicating non-thermal emission. H α emission that mimics the morphology of the radio shell on a smaller scale is also detected here. Based on the non-thermal emission from the radio shell and the presence of its optical counterpart, we classify G351.7-1.2 as a candidate supernova remnant (SNR). A γ-ray source detected by Fermi LAT (1FGLJ1729.1-3641c) is located towards the south-west of the radio shell and could have a possible origin in the interaction between high-velocity particles from the SNR and the ambient molecular cloud.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
- Pub Date:
- February 2019
- radiation mechanisms: non-thermal;
- H <sc>ii</sc> regions;
- ISM: individual objects: SNR 351.7-1.2;
- ISM: supernova remnants;
- infrared: ISM;
- Astrophysics - Astrophysics of Galaxies;
- Astrophysics - High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena
- 12 pages, 11 figures, accepted for publication in MNRAS