[BGS2002] 10HST , the SIMBAD biblio

2002A&A...395..845B - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 395, 845-851 (2002/12-1)

Detection of new optical counterpart candidates to PSR B1951+32 with HST/WFPC2.


Abstract (from CDS):

There remain several definitive γ-ray pulsars that are as yet undetected in the optical regime. A classic case is the pulsar PSR B1951+32, associated with the complex CTB 80 SNR. Previous ground based high speed 2-d optical studies have ruled out candidates to mV∼24. Hester (2000, in Spin and Magnetism in Young Neutron Stars, conference, Institute for Theoretical Physics, UC Santa Barbara) has reported an analysis of archival HST/WFPC2 observations of the CTB 80 complex which suggest a compact synchrotron nebula coincident with the pulsar's radio position. Performing a similar analysis, we have identified a possible optical counterpart within this synchrotron nebula at mV∼25.5-26, and another optical counterpart candidate nearby at mV∼24.5. We assess the reality of these counterpart candidates in the context of existing models of pulsar emission.

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Journal keyword(s): stars: pulsars: general - stars: pulsars: individual: PSR B1951+32 - ISM: supernova remnants - ISM: individual objects: CTB 80

Nomenclature: Fig.1: [BGS2002] Star a (Nos w, y). Table 3: [BGS2002] NNHST (Nos 1HST to 14HST).

Simbad objects: 27

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