A 20-yr radio light curve for the young supernova remnant G1.9+0.3

T. Murphy, B. M. Gaensler, S. Chatterjee
2008 Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters  
The radio source G1.9+0.3 has recently been identified as the youngest known Galactic supernova remnant, with a putative age of ~100 years. We present a radio light curve for G1.9+0.3 based on 25 epochs of observation with the Molonglo Observatory Synthesis Telescope, spanning 20 years from 1988 to 2007. These observations are all at the same frequency (843 MHz) and comparable resolutions (43" x 91" or 43" x 95") and cover one fifth of the estimated lifetime of the supernova remnant. We find
more » ... t the flux density has increased at a rate of 1.22 +0.24/-0.16 per cent per year over the last two decades, suggesting that G1.9+0.3 is undergoing a period of magnetic field amplification.
doi:10.1111/j.1745-3933.2008.00514.x fatcat:imazzfgobzbahc6ix2nvcgikve