Category: Anomalous X-ray pulsars

CXOU J164710.2−455216
CXOU J164710.2−455216 is an anomalous X-ray pulsar in the massive galactic open cluster Westerlund 1. It is the brightest X-ray source in the cluster, and was discovered in 2005 in observations made b
AXP 1E 1048-59
Anomalous X-ray pulsar (AXP) 1E 1048.1-5937 was the first AXP ever observed to emit an SGR-like X-ray burst. It is also the closest magnetar to Earth located 2,759 parsecs (9,000 light-years) away in
Anomalous X-ray pulsar
Anomalous X-ray pulsars (AXPs) are an observational manifestation of magnetars—young, isolated, highly magnetized neutron stars. These energetic X-ray pulsars are characterized by slow rotation period