Category: Pulsars

BP Crucis
BP Crucis (x-ray source GX 301-2) is an X-ray binary system containing a blue hypergiant and a pulsar.
SGR 1627−41
SGR 1627−41, is a soft gamma repeater (SGR), located in the constellation of Ara. It was discovered June 15, 1998 using the Burst and transient Source Experiment (BATSE) and was the first soft gamma r
PSR J1903+0327
PSR J1903+0327 is a millisecond pulsar in a highly eccentric binary orbit. The pulsar was discovered in an ongoing L-band (1.4 GHz) survey with the 305 m diameter Arecibo radio telescope. The pulse pe
PSR J0357+3205
PSR J0357+3205 is a pulsar is located about 1,600 light years from Earth. PSR J0357+3205 was originally discovered by the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope in 2009.
PSR J0537−6910
PSR J0537-6910 is a pulsar that is 4,000 years old (not including the light travel time to Earth). It is located about 170,000 light-years away, in the southern constellation of Dorado, and is located
PSR J0540−6919
PSR J0540−6919 (PSR B0540−69) is a pulsar in the Tarantula Nebula of the Large Magellanic Cloud. It is the first extragalactic gamma-ray pulsar discovered.
GCRT J1745−3009
GCRT J1745−3009 is a Galactic Center radio transient (GCRT), or bursting low-frequency radio source which lies in the direction of the Galactic Center.
PSR J2032+4127
PSR J2032+4127, sometimes abbreviated as J2032, is a pulsar. It is accompanied by a massive Be star named MT91 213 (also 2MASS J20321312+4127243). The system is located in the constellation Cygnus (co
Pulsar-based navigation
X-ray pulsar-based navigation and timing (XNAV) or simply pulsar navigation is a navigation technique whereby the periodic X-ray signals emitted from pulsars are used to determine the location of a ve
Tempo (astronomy)
Tempo is a computer program to analyze radio observations of pulsars. Once enough observations are available, Tempo can deduce the pulsar rotation rate and phase, astrometric position and rates of cha
PSR J1841−0500
PSR J1841−0500 is a pulsar located 22,800 light-years from the Sun in the Scutum–Centaurus Arm of the Milky Way. It was discovered in December 2008 by Fernando Camilo, who was using the Parkes Observa
PSR J1614−2230
PSR J1614–2230 is a pulsar in a binary system with a white dwarf in the constellation Scorpius. It was discovered in 2006 with the Parkes telescope in a survey of unidentified gamma ray sources in the
PSR B1937+21
PSR B1937+21 is a pulsar located in the constellation Vulpecula a few degrees in the sky away from the first discovered pulsar, PSR B1919+21. The name PSR B1937+21 is derived from the word "pulsar" an
PSR J2124−3358
PSR J2124−3358 is a millisecond pulsar located in the constellation Microscopium. It is one of the brightest examples of its type in the X-ray spectrum. Discovered in 1997, no optical component was ob
PSR J1951+1123
PSR J1951+1123 is a pulsar. This pulsar is notable due to its exceptionally long period, one of the longest known, with a period of 5.09 seconds.
AR Scorpii
AR Scorpii (AR Sco) is a binary pulsar that consists of a white dwarf and a red dwarf. It is located close to the ecliptic plane in the constellation Scorpius. Parallax measurements made by Gaia put t
PALFA Survey
PALFA is a large-scale survey for radio pulsars at 1.4 GHz using the Arecibo 305-meter telescope and the ALFA multibeam receivers. It is the largest and most sensitive survey of the Galactic plane to
Binary pulsar
A binary pulsar is a pulsar with a binary companion, often a white dwarf or neutron star. (In at least one case, the double pulsar PSR J0737-3039, the companion neutron star is another pulsar as well.
PSR J0738−4042
PSR J0738−4042 is the first pulsar observed to have been affected by asteroids. It was originally discovered in 1968. In 2013 scientists at the University of Oxford, Hartebeesthoek Observatory and CSI
Pulsar kick
A pulsar kick is the name of the phenomenon that often causes a neutron star to move with a different, usually substantially greater, velocity than its progenitor star. The cause of pulsar kicks is un
Hulse–Taylor binary
The Hulse–Taylor binary is a binary star system composed of a neutron star and a pulsar (known as PSR B1913+16, PSR J1915+1606 or PSR 1913+16) which orbit around their common center of mass. It is the
PSR J0740+6620
PSR J0740+6620 is a neutron star in a binary system with a white dwarf, located 4,600 light years away in the Milky Way galaxy. It was discovered in 2019, by astronomers using the Green Bank Telescope
PSR J1856+0245
PSR J1856+0245 is a pulsar 9 kpc (29 kly) away from Earth. It shows similar properties to the Vela Pulsar. PSR J1856+0245 is believed to be associated with HESS J1857+026, a pulsar wind nebula located
X Persei
X Persei is a high-mass X-ray binary system located in the constellation Perseus, approximately 950 parsecs away. It is catalogued as 4U 0352+309 in the final Uhuru catalog of X-ray objects. The conve
PSR J0002+6216
PSR J0002+6216, also dubbed the Cannonball Pulsar, is a pulsar discovered by the Einstein@Home project in 2017. It is one of the fastest moving pulsars known, and has moved 53 ly (5.0×1014 km; 3.1×101
PSR J0737−3039
PSR J0737−3039 is the only known double pulsar. It consists of two neutron stars emitting electromagnetic waves in the radio wavelength in a relativistic binary system. The two pulsars are known as PS
PSR B1620−26
PSR B1620−26 is a binary star system located at a distance of 3,800 parsecs (12,400 light-years) in the globular cluster of Messier 4 (M4, NGC 6121) in the constellation of Scorpius. The system is com
PSR J0659+1414
PSR J0659+1414 is a pulsar. It produces single peaked pulsed gamma rays.
European Pulsar Timing Array
The European Pulsar Timing Array (EPTA) is a European collaboration to combine five 100-m class radio-telescopes to observe an array of pulsars with the specific goal of detecting gravitational waves.
International Pulsar Timing Array
The International Pulsar Timing Array (IPTA) is a multi-institutional, multi-telescope collaboration comprising the European Pulsar Timing Array (EPTA), the North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gr
PSR B1829−10
PSR B1829−10 (often shortened to PSR 1829−10) is a pulsar that is approximately 30,000 light-years away in the constellation of Scutum. This pulsar has been the target of interest, because of a mistak
Vela X-1
Vela X-1 is a pulsing, eclipsing high-mass X-ray binary (HMXB) system, associated with the Uhuru source 4U 0900-40 and the supergiant star HD 77581. The X-ray emission of the neutron star is caused by
Bursting Pulsar
The Bursting Pulsar (GRO J1744-28) is a low-mass x-ray binary with a period of 11.8 days. It was discovered in December 1995 by the Burst and Transient Source Experiment on the Compton Gamma-Ray Obser
PSR B0329+54
PSR B0329+54 is a pulsar approximately 3,460 light-years away in the constellation of Camelopardalis. It completes one rotation every 0.71452 seconds and is approximately 5 million years old. The emis
A pulsar (from pulsating radio source) is a highly magnetized rotating neutron star that emits beams of electromagnetic radiation out of its magnetic poles. This radiation can be observed only when a
Pulsar planet
Pulsar planets are planets that are found orbiting pulsars, or rapidly rotating neutron stars. The first such planets to be discovered were around a millisecond pulsar and were the first extrasolar pl
PSR B0943+10
PSR B0943+10 is a pulsar 2,000 light years from Earth in the direction of the constellation of Leo. It was discovered at Pushchino in December 1968, original designation of this pulsar was PP 0943, it
Vela Pulsar
The Vela Pulsar (PSR J0835-4510 or PSR B0833-45) is a radio, optical, X-ray- and gamma-emitting pulsar associated with the Vela Supernova Remnant in the constellation of Vela. Its parent Type II super
PSR J0523−7125
PSR J0523−7125 is a pulsar that, due to its size and brightness, was initially believed to be a distant galaxy. It is located about 160,000 light-years (49,000 parsecs) away in the southern constellat
Millisecond pulsar
A millisecond pulsar (MSP) is a pulsar with a rotational period less than about 10 milliseconds. Millisecond pulsars have been detected in radio, X-ray, and gamma ray portions of the electromagnetic s
3C 58
3C 58 or 3C58 is a pulsar (designation PSR J0205+6449) and supernova remnant (pulsar wind nebula) within the Milky Way that is possibly associated with the supernova of 1181. There are, however, signs
List of X-ray pulsars
This is a partial list of known accretion-powered pulsars, as of 1997.
PSR B0950+08
PSR B0950+08 is a young pulsar that may have come from a supernova that occurred in Leo 1.8 million years ago. The large and old remnant of this supernova, located in the constellation of Antlia, may
PSR J0538+2817
PSR J0538+2817 is a pulsar situated in the constellation of Taurus. Discovered in 1996, it stirred interest from the fact that it is physically linked to the supernova remnant SNR G180.8–02.2. The cha
PSR J1544+4937
PSR J1544+4937 is a pulsar and gamma-ray source. A millisecond pulsar, it has a very short rotation period of 2.16 milliseconds. It has a planet or brown dwarf, PSR J1544+4937 b.
Geminga /ɡəˈmɪŋɡə/ is a gamma ray and x-ray pulsar source thought to be a neutron star approximately 250 parsecs (around 800 light-years) from the Sun in the constellation Gemini. Its name, attributed
PSR J0108−1431
PSR J0108−1431 is a solitary pulsar located at a distance of about 130 parsecs (424 light-years) in the constellation Cetus. This pulsar was discovered in 1994 during the Parkes Southern Pulsar Survey
PSR J0901–4046
PSR J0901–4046 is an ultra-long period pulsar. Its period, 75.9 seconds, is the longest for any known neutron star pulsar (some objects believed to be white dwarf pulsars, such as AR Scorpii, have lon
PSR J0348+0432
PSR J0348+0432 is a pulsar–white dwarf binary system in the constellation Taurus. It was discovered in 2007 with the National Radio Astronomy Observatory's Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope in a dri
PSR J2007+2722
PSR J2007+2722 is a 40.8-hertz isolated pulsar in the Vulpecula constellation, 5.3 kpc (17,000 ly) distant in the plane of the Galaxy, and is most likely a disrupted recycled pulsar (DRP). J2007+2722
Pulsar clock
A pulsar clock is a clock which depends on counting radio pulses emitted by pulsars.
PSR J1141−6545
PSR J1141−6545 is a pulsar in the constellation of Musca (the fly). Located at 11h 41m 07.02s −65° 45′ 19.1″, it is a binary pair composed of a white dwarf star orbiting a pulsar. Because of this unus
Pulsar wind nebula
A pulsar wind nebula (PWN, plural PWNe), sometimes called a plerion (derived from the Greek "πλήρης", pleres, meaning "full"), is a type of nebula sometimes found inside the shell of a supernova remna