Discovery of an optical bow-shock around pulsar B0740-28

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Jones, D.H.; Stappers, B.W.; Gaensler, B.M.;
  • Identifiers: doi: 10.1051/0004-6361:20020651
  • Subject: Astrophysics
    arxiv: Astrophysics::Galaxy Astrophysics | Astrophysics::High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena | Astrophysics::Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics

We report the discovery of a faint H-alpha pulsar wind nebula (PWN) powered by the radio pulsar B0740-28. The characteristic bow-shock morphology of the PWN implies a direction of motion consistent with the previously measured velocity vector for the pulsar. The PWN has... View more
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