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Implications of the Optical Observations of Isolated Neutron Stars

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  12 April 2016

Andy Shearer
Affiliation:
The National University of Ireland, Galway, Newcastle Road, Galway, Ireland
Aaron Golden
Affiliation:
The National University of Ireland, Galway, Newcastle Road, Galway, Ireland
Gregory Beskin
Affiliation:
Special Astrophysical Observatory, Russia

Abstract

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Observations of the 5 confirmed optical pulsars indicate that the peak emission scales according to the outer field strength. We show that this gives gives further confirmation that a simple phenomenological models such as Pacini and Salvati (1987) still have validity. Furthermore we show that the Crab pulsar exhibits unpulsed emission which further complicate any studies of the thermal emission from Isolated Neutron Stars.

Type
Part 4. Optical Observations
Copyright
Copyright © Astronomical Society of the Pacific 2000

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