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IRAS 15099-5856: Remarkable mid-infrared source with prominent crystalline silicate emission embedded in the supernova remnant MSH15-52

Koo, Bon-Chul; McKee, Christopher F.; Suh, Kyung-Won; Moon, Dae-Sik; Onaka, Takashi; Burton, Michael Graham; Hiramatsu, Masaaki; Bessell, Michael; Gaensler, B M; Kim, Hyun-Jeong; Lee, Jae-Joon; Jeong, Woong-Seob


We report new mid-infrared (MIR) observations of the remarkable object IRAS 15099-5856 using the space telescopes AKARI and Spitzer, which demonstrate the presence of prominent crystalline silicate emission in this bright source. IRAS 15099-5856 has a complex morphology with a bright central compact source (IRS1) surrounded by knots, spurs, and several extended (∼4′) arc-like filaments. The source is seen only at ≥10 μm. The Spitzer mid-infrared spectrum of IRS1 shows prominent emission...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Astrophysical Journal, The
DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/732/1/6
Access Rights: Open Access


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