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Searching for small-scale diffuse emission around SGR 1806-20

Viganò, D; Rea, N; Esposito, P; Mereghetti, S; Israel, GL; Tiengo, A; Turolla, R; ... Stella, L; + view all (2014) Searching for small-scale diffuse emission around SGR 1806-20. Journal of High Energy Astrophysics , 3-4 pp. 41-46. 10.1016/j.jheap.2014.10.001. Green open access

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Abstract

Diffuse radio emission was detected around the soft gamma-ray repeater SGR 1806-20 after its 2004 powerful giant flare. We study the possible extended X-ray emission at small scales around SGR 1806-20, in two observations by the High Resolution Camera Spectrometer (HRC-S) on board of the Chandra X-ray Observatory: in 2005, 115 days after the giant flare, and in 2013, during quiescence. We compare the radial profiles extracted from data images and PSF simulations, carefully considering various issues related to the uncertain calibration of the HRC PSF at sub-arcsecond scales. We do not see statistically significant excesses pointing to an extended emission on scales of arcseconds. As a consequence, SGR 1806-20 is compatible with being point-like in X-rays, months after the giant flare, as well as in quiescence.

Type: Article
Title: Searching for small-scale diffuse emission around SGR 1806-20
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.jheap.2014.10.001
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jheap.2014.10.001
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © 2014. This manuscript version is published under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Non-derivative 4.0 International licence (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). This licence allows you to share, copy, distribute and transmit the work for personal and non-commercial use providing author and publisher attribution is clearly stated. Further details about CC BY licences are available at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0. Access may be initially restricted by the publisher.
Keywords: Stars, magnetic fields; Pulsar, individual, SGR 1806-20; X-rays, stars; Stars, magnetars
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Dept of Space and Climate Physics
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1508060
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