A 3D numerical model for Kepler's supernova remnant

Authors
Toledo Roy, J. C.; Esquivel, A.; Velazquez, P. F.; Reynoso, Estela Marta
Publication Year
2014
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
We present new 3D numerical simulations for Kepler´s supernova remnant. In this work we revisit the possibility that the asymmetric shape of the remnant in X-rays is the product of a type Ia supernova explosion which occurs inside the wind bubble previously created by an AGB companion star. Due to the large peculiar velocity of the system, the interaction of the strong AGB wind with the interstellar medium results in a bow shock structure. In this new model we propose that the AGB wind is anisotropic, with properties such as mass-loss rate and density having a latitude dependence, and that the orientation of the polar axis of the AGB star is not aligned with the direction of motion. The ejecta from the type Ia supernova explosion is modeled using a power-law density prole, and we let the remnant evolve for 400 yr. We computed synthetic X-ray maps from the numerical results. We find that the estimated size and peculiar X-ray morphology of Kepler´s SNR are well reproduced by considering an AGB mass-loss rate of 10-5 M_sol yr-1, a wind terminal velocity of 10 km s-1, an ambient medium density of 10-3 cm^3 and an explosion energy of 7x10^50 erg. The obtained total X-ray luminosity of the remnant in this model reaches 6x10^50 erg, which is within a factor of two of the observed value, and the time evolution of the luminosity shows a rate of decrease in recent decades of ~2.4% yr-1 that is consistent with the observations.
Fil: Toledo Roy, J. C.. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares; México
Fil: Esquivel, A.. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares; México
Fil: Velazquez, P. F.. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares; México
Fil: Reynoso, Estela Marta. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciónes Científicas y Técnicas. Oficina de Coordinación Administrativa Ciudad Universitaria. Instituto de Astronomía y Física del Espacio. - Universidad de Buenos Aires. Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales. Instituto de Astronomía y Física del Espacio; Argentina
Subject
methods: numerical
hydrodynamics
ISM: supernova remnants
radiation mechanisms: thermal
X-rays: ISM
Astronomía
Ciencias Físicas
CIENCIAS NATURALES Y EXACTAS
Access level
Open access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
OAI Identifier
oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/17374