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ROSAT Obserations of the Vela Pulsar


Seward, FD and Alpar, MA and Flanagan, C and Kiziloglu, U and Markwardt, C and McCulloch, PM and Ogelman, H, ROSAT Obserations of the Vela Pulsar, The Astrophysical Journal, 536, (2) pp. 948-953. ISSN 0004-637X (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1086/308961


The ROSAT HRI was used to monitor X-ray emission from the Vela pulsar. Six observations span 2.5 yr and three glitches. The summed data yield a determination of the pulse shape, and X-ray emission from the pulsar is found to be 12% pulsed with one broad and two narrow peaks. One observation occurred 15 days after a large glitch. No change in pulse structure was observed, and any change in X-ray luminosity, if present, was less than 3%. Implications for neutron star structure are discussed.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Physical Sciences
Research Group:Astronomical sciences
Research Field:Galactic astronomy
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the physical sciences
UTAS Author:McCulloch, PM (Professor Peter McCulloch)
ID Code:19584
Year Published:2000
Web of Science® Times Cited:9
Deposited By:Physics
Deposited On:2000-08-01
Last Modified:2011-11-29

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