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PSR J1740-3052: A Pulsar with a Massive Companion

Stairs, I H; Manchester, Richard N; Lyne, A J; Kaspi, V; Camilo, F; Bell, Jon F; D'Amico, N; Kramer, M; Crawford, F; Morris, D; Possenti, A; McKay, N P F; Lumsden, Stuart; Tacconi-Garman, L; Cannon, Russell; Hambly, N.; Wood, Peter R


We report on the discovery of a binary pulsar, PSR J1740-3052, during the Parkes multibeam survey. Timing observations of the 570-ms pulsar at Jodrell Bank and Parkes show that it is young, with a characteristic age of 350 kyr, and is in a 231-d, highly eccentric orbit with a companion whose mass exceeds 11M⊙. An accurate position for the pulsar was obtained using the Australia Telescope Compact Array. Near-infrared 2.2-μm observations made with the telescopes at the Siding Spring observatory...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2001
Type: Journal article
Source: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-8711.2001.04447.x


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