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2007ApJ...666L..93C - Astrophys. J., 666, L93-L96 (2007/September-2)

1E 1547.0-5408: a radio-emitting magnetar with a rotation period of 2 seconds.


Abstract (from CDS):

The variable X-ray source 1E 1547.0-5408 was identified by Gelfand & Gaensler as a likely magnetar in G327.24-0.13, an apparent supernova remnant. No X-ray pulsations have been detected from it. Using the Parkes radio telescope, we discovered pulsations with period P=2.069 s. Using the Australia Telescope Compact Array, we localized these to 1E 1547.0-5408. We measure P{dot}=(2.318±0.005)x10–11, which for a magnetic dipole rotating in vacuo gives a surface field strength of 2.2x1014 G, a characteristic age of 1.4 kyr, and a spin-down luminosity of 1.0x1035 ergs/s. Together with its X-ray characteristics, these rotational parameters of 1E 1547.0-5408 prove that it is a magnetar, only the second known to emit radio waves. The distance is ~9 kpc, derived from the dispersion measure of 830/cm3 pc. The pulse profile at a frequency of 1.4 GHz is extremely broad and asymmetric due to multipath propagation in the ISM, as a result of which only ~75% of the total flux at 1.4 GHz is pulsed. At higher frequencies the profile is more symmetric and has FWHM=0.12P. Unlike in normal radio pulsars, but in common with the other known radio-emitting magnetar, XTE J1810-197, the spectrum over 1.4-6.6 GHz is flat or rising, and we observe large, sudden changes in the pulse shape. In a contemporaneous Swift X-ray observation, 1E 1547.0-5408 was detected with record high flux, fX(1-8 keV)~5x10–12 ergs/cm2/s, 16 times the historic minimum. The pulsar was undetected in archival radio observations from 1998, implying a flux <0.2 times the present level. Together with the transient behavior of XTE J1810-197, these results suggest that radio emission is triggered by X-ray outbursts of usually quiescent magnetars.

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Journal keyword(s): ISM: individual (G327.24-0.13) - pulsars: individual (1E 1547.0-5408) - pulsars: individual (PSR J1550-5418) - pulsars: individual (XTE J1810-197) - Stars: Neutron

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