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2012ApJ...746...63C - Astrophys. J., 746, 63 (2012/February-2)

PSR J1841-0500: a radio pulsar that mostly is not there.


Abstract (from CDS):

In a search for radio pulsations from the magnetar 1E 1841-045, we have discovered the unrelated pulsar J1841-0500, with rotation period P = 0.9 s and characteristic age 0.4 Myr. One year after discovery with the Parkes telescope at 3 GHz, radio emission ceased from this bright pulsar. After 580 days, emission resumed as before. The {dot}P during both on states is 250% of the average in the off state. PSR J1841-0500 is a second example of an extremely intermittent pulsar, although with a much longer off period and larger ratio of spin-down rates than PSR B1931+24. The new pulsar is hugely scattered by the interstellar medium, with a fitted timescale referenced to 1 GHz of τ1= 2 s. Based on polarimetric observations at 5 GHz with the Green Bank Telescope, the intrinsic pulse profile has not obviously changed between the two on states observed so far, although relatively small variations cannot be excluded. The magnitude of its rotation measure is the largest known, RM = -3000 rad/m2, and with a dispersion measure DM = 532 pc/cm3 implies a large electron-weighted average magnetic field strength along the line of sight, 7 µG.

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Journal keyword(s): pulsars: individual (PSR B1931+24, PSR J1832+0029, PSR J1841-0500)

Simbad objects: 8

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