Revealing G150.3+4.5 as a dynamically young supernova remnant with gamma-ray data
J. Devin* on behalf of the Fermi-LAT Collaboration, M. Lemoine-Goumard, M.H. Grondin, D. Castro, J. Ballet, J. Cohenb and J.W. Hewittd
July 05, 2021
March 18, 2022
Supernova remnants (SNRs) are considered one of the best candidates to accelerate the bulk of Galactic cosmic rays. Studying gamma-ray emission from young SNRs allows us to understand the nature of accelerated particles and the maximum energy they can reach. The SNR G150.3+4.5 was detected in radio and exhibits a shell-like morphology with an angular size of 3°, suggesting either an old or a nearby SNR. We present a spectro-morphological analysis of G150.3+4.5 with Fermi-LAT data that reveals emission up to hundreds of GeV. We estimate the distance and the surrounding density of the SNR to understand its evolutionary stage. We find that G150.3+4.5 is spectrally similar to the young shell-type SNRs observed with the Fermi-LAT such as RX J1713.7$-$3946 or Vela Junior. The broadband nonthermal emission of G150.3+4.5 is explained by a leptonic scenario that implies particle acceleration at least up to TeV energies, making G150.3+4.5 a new dynamically young SNR.
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