Query : 2003A&A...405..747B

2003A&A...405..747B - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 405, 747-751 (2003/7-2)

Accelerated expansion of the Crab Nebula and evaluation of its neutron-star parameters.


Abstract (from CDS):

A model of an accelerated expansion of the Crab Nebula powered by the spinning-down Crab pulsar is proposed, in which time dependence of the acceleration is connected to the evolution of pulsar luminosity. Using recent observational data, we derive estimates of the Crab neutron-star moment of inertia. Correlations between the neutron star moment of inertia and its mass and radius allow for rough estimates of the Crab neutron-star radius and mass. In contrast to the previously used constant-acceleration approximation, even for the expanding nebula mass of ∼7M the results obtained within our model are not in conflict with the modern stiff equations of state of dense matter.

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Journal keyword(s): stars: neutron - stars: pulsars: individual: Crab - ISM: supernova remnants

Simbad objects: 2

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Number of rows : 2
N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
ICRS (J2000)
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2023
1 M 1 SNR 05 34 30.9 +22 00 53           ~ 6095 1
2 V* CM Tau Psr 05 34 31.9474694616 +22 00 52.153698024           ~ 5173 0

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