The Remnant and Origin of the Historical Supernova 1181 AD

  title={The Remnant and Origin of the Historical Supernova 1181 AD},
  author={Andreas Ritter and Quentin A. Parker and Foteini Lykou and Albert A. Zijlstra and Mart{\'i}n A. Guerrero and Pascal Le D{\^u}},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal Letters},
The guest star of AD 1181 is the only historical supernova of the past millennium that is without a definite counterpart. The previously proposed association with supernova remnant G130.7+3.1 (3C 58) is in strong doubt because of the inferred age of this remnant. Here we report a new identification of SN 1181 with our codiscovery of the hottest known Wolf–Rayet star of the oxygen sequence (IRAS 00500+6713 or 2MASS J00531123+6730023, here named by us as “Parker's star”) and its surrounding… 

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