Unveiling the nature of RX J0002+6246 with XMM-Newton

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The X-ray source RX J0002+6246 was discovered close to the supernova remnant CTB 1 in a ROSAT observation performed in 1992. The source phenomenology (soft spectrum, apparent lack of counterparts, possible pulsations at 242 ms, hints for surrounding diffuse emission) led to interpret it as an isolated neutron star in a new supernova remnant. We have… (More)

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