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6 - Timing and Astrometry of Binary Pulsars

from Part I - Discoveries and Techniques

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  21 July 2022

Andrew Lyne
Affiliation:
University of Manchester
Francis Graham-Smith
Affiliation:
University of Manchester
Benjamin Stappers
Affiliation:
University of Manchester
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The majority of millisecond pulsars are in binary systems with white dwarfs or other neutron stars. Precision timing yields remarkably accurate orbital parameters and their evolution. Binary systems provide tests of relativistic effects including energy loss by gravitational waves.

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Pulsar Astronomy , pp. 90 - 104
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2022

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