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1996A&A...314..849N - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 314, 849-852 (1996/10-3)

Spectrophotometry of the Crab pulsar.


Abstract (from CDS):

The first high quality optical spectrum of the Crab Pulsar is presented. The pulsar shows a flat, featureless, continuum which, in the range 4900-7000A, is well fitted by a power law with α=-0.1±0.01. While in agreement with previous results based on much scanter data, the power law spectral index arising from our observations is much more precise than anything available so far. Moreover, using the same data integrated over the V band, as well as new images of the field, we try to assess the secular decrease of the pulsar's luminosity. No firm conclusion can be drawn for the data available so far. We obtain a decrease of 0.008mag/yr±0.004 to be compared with the theoretical rate predicted by the Pacini's law (∼0.005mag/yr). In parallel, the velocity structures of the nebula emission lines have been studied, finding no evidence for an high velocity halo.

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Journal keyword(s): pulsars: individual: Crab pulsar - pulsars: general - ISM: Supernova remnants - stars: neutron

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