publication . Article . Preprint . 2001

Detection of an X-Ray Pulsar Wind Nebula and Tail in SNR N157B

Wang, Q. D.; Gotthelf, E. V.; Chu, Y. -H.; Dickel, J. R.;
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  • Published: 20 Sep 2001 Journal: The Astrophysical Journal, volume 559, pages 275-281 (issn: 0004-637X, eissn: 1538-4357, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: IOP Publishing
Abstract
We report Chandra X-ray observations of the supernova remnant N157B in the Large Magellanic Cloud, which are presented together with an archival HST optical image and a radio continuum map for comparison. This remnant contains the recently discovered 16 ms X-ray pulsar PSR J0537-6910, the most rapidly rotating young pulsar known. Using phase-resolved Chandra imaging, we pinpoint the location of the pulsar to within an uncertainty of less than 1 arcsec. PSR J0537-6910 is not detected in any other wavelength band. The X-ray observations resolve three distinct features: the pulsar itself, a surrounding compact wind nebula which is strongly elongated and a feature o...
Subjects
arXiv: Astrophysics::High Energy Astrophysical PhenomenaAstrophysics::Galaxy AstrophysicsAstrophysics::Solar and Stellar AstrophysicsAstrophysics::Cosmology and Extragalactic Astrophysics
free text keywords: Space and Planetary Science, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pulsar planet, Pulsar, Nebula, Astronomy, Binary pulsar, Millisecond pulsar, Physics, Crab Nebula, Astrophysics, Pulsar wind nebula, Emission nebula
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publication . Article . Preprint . 2001

Detection of an X-Ray Pulsar Wind Nebula and Tail in SNR N157B

Wang, Q. D.; Gotthelf, E. V.; Chu, Y. -H.; Dickel, J. R.;