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SNR J0533-7202

Title: Multifrequency study of SNR J0533-7202, a new supernova remnant in the LMC
Authors: L. M. Bozzetto, M. D. Filipovi, E.J. Crawford, M. Sasaki, P. Maggi, F. Haberl, D. Uroevi, J. L. Payne, A. Y. De Horta, M. Stupar, R. Gruendl, J. Dickel

We present a detailed study of Australia Telescope Compact Array (ATCA) observations of a newly discovered Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) supernova remnant (SNR), SNR J0533-7202. This object follows a horseshoe morphology, with a size 37 pc x 28 pc (1-pc uncertainty in each direction). It exhibits a radio spectrum with the intrinsic synchrotron spectral index of alpha= -0.470.06 between 73 and 6 cm. We report detections of regions showing moderately high fractional polarisation at 6 cm, with a peak value of 366% and a mean fractional polarisation of 127%. We also estimate an average rotation measure across the remnant of -591 rad m^-2. The current lack of deep X-ray observation precludes any conclusion about high-energy emission from the remnant. The association with an old stellar population favours a thermonuclear supernova origin of the remnant.

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