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2003ApJ...591L.143G - Astrophys. J., 591, L143-L146 (2003/July-2)

Chandra detection of the high magnetic field radio pulsar J1119-6127 in the supernova remnant G292.2-0.5.


Abstract (from CDS):

We report the Chandra Advanced CCD Imaging Spectrometer detection of the X-ray counterpart of the high magnetic field, ∼1600 yr old, 407 ms radio pulsar J1119-6127 associated with the supernova remnant G292.2-0.5. The powerful imaging capability of Chandra also unveiled, for the first time, a faint 3''x6'' pulsar wind nebula (PWN) at energies above ∼1.2 keV. The X-ray emission from the pulsar and its associated nebula is well described by an absorbed power law model with a photon index Γ=2.2+0.6–0.3. The corresponding 0.5-10 keV unabsorbed X-ray luminosity is (5.5+10–3.3)x1032 ergs/s (at 6 kpc). When compared to two other pulsars with similar spin and magnetic properties, J1119-6127 stands out as being the least efficient at turning rotational kinetic energy into X-ray emission. This study shows that high magnetic field radio pulsars can be significant X-ray emitters, and Chandra is needed to study the emission properties of the pulsars and associated faint PWNs.

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Journal keyword(s): ISM: Individual: Alphanumeric: G292.2-0.5 - Stars: Pulsars: Individual: Alphanumeric: PSR J1119-6127 - pulsars: individual (AX J1119.1-6128.5) - ISM: Supernova Remnants - X-Rays: ISM

CDS comments: Fig.4 : IRAS source J11169-6111 is a misprint for IRAS 11169-6111 (1950 coordinates)

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