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Title: A new optical survey of supernova remnant candidates in M31

We present a survey of optically emitting supernova remnants (SNRs) in M31 based on Hα and [S II] images in the Local Group Survey. Using these images, we select objects that have [S II]:Hα > 0.4 and circular shapes. We identify 156 SNR candidates, of which 76 are newly found objects. We classify these SNR candidates according to two criteria: the SNR progenitor type (Type Ia and core-collapse (CC) SNRs) and the morphological type. Type Ia and CC SNR candidates make up 23% and 77%, respectively, of the total sample. Most of the CC SNR candidates are concentrated in the spiral arms, while the Type Ia SNR candidates are rather distributed over the entire galaxy, including the inner region. The CC SNR candidates are brighter in Hα and [S II] than the Type Ia SNR candidates. We derive a cumulative size distribution of the SNR candidates, finding that the distribution of the candidates with 17
Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Astronomy Program, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-747 (Korea, Republic of)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22356940
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Astrophysical Journal; Journal Volume: 786; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; BRIGHTNESS; CORRELATIONS; DISTANCE; DISTRIBUTION; GALAXIES; IMAGES; LUMINOSITY; SUPERNOVA REMNANTS; SURFACES; X RADIATION