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Name 072264
Title Continuing the Ephemeris of the CCO Pulsar in Puppis A


DOI 10.5270/esa-ndq90vn
Author Dr Eric Gotthelf
Description We detected spin-down of the pulsar in Puppis A, which requires a dipole magnetic field of only 2.9e10 G, the smallest of any young neutron star. This confirms the anti-magnetar scenario, but there is possibly some phase jitter in the ephemeris. We also detected an X-ray spectral feature that is either an emission line at ~0.7 keV or an absorption line at ~0.46 keV, which is consistent with a photospheric cyclotron resonance. However, its strength is apparently variable in time. We propose to double the time span of the ephemeris to confirm the spin-down rate and test for torque noise and any spectral variability, which could be indicative of accretion of supernova debris.
Publication The Million Optical - Radio-X-ray Associations (MORX) Catalogue . Flesch, Eric W., . PASA . 33-52 . 2016 . 2016PASA...33...52F ,
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2013-10-29T16:09:22Z/2013-11-01T09:19:56Z
Version 17.56_20190403_1200
Mission Description The European Space Agency's (ESA) X-ray Multi-Mirror Mission (XMM-Newton) was launched by an Ariane 504 on December 10th 1999. XMM-Newton is ESA's second cornerstone of the Horizon 2000 Science Programme. It carries 3 high throughput X-ray telescopes with an unprecedented effective area, and an optical monitor, the first flown on a X-ray observatory. The large collecting area and ability to make long uninterrupted exposures provide highly sensitive observations.
Since Earth's atmosphere blocks out all X-rays, only a telescope in space can detect and study celestial X-ray sources. The XMM-Newton mission is helping scientists to solve a number of cosmic mysteries, ranging from the enigmatic black holes to the origins of the Universe itself. Observing time on XMM-Newton is being made available to the scientific community, applying for observational periods on a competitive basis.
Creator Contact https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/xmm-newton/xmm-newton-helpdesk
Date Published 2014-11-26T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2014-11-26T00:00:00Z, 072264, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-ndq90vn