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2014ApJS..212....6O - Astrophys. J., Suppl. Ser., 212, 6 (2014/May-0)

The McGill magnetar catalog.


Abstract (from CDS):

We present a catalog of the 26 currently known magnetars and magnetar candidates. We tabulate astrometric and timing data for all catalog sources, as well as their observed radiative properties, particularly the spectral parameters of the quiescent X-ray emission. We show histograms of the spatial and timing properties of the magnetars, comparing them with the known pulsar population, and we investigate and plot possible correlations between their timing, X-ray, and multiwavelength properties. We find the scale height of magnetars to be in the range of 20-31 pc, assuming they are exponentially distributed. This range is smaller than that measured for OB stars, providing evidence that magnetars are born from the most massive O stars. From the same fits, we find that the Sun lies ∼13-22 pc above the Galactic plane, consistent with previous measurements. We confirm previously identified correlations between quiescent X-ray luminosity, LX, and magnetic field, B, as well as X-ray spectral power-law indexes, Γ and B, and show evidence for an excluded region in a plot of LX versus Γ. We also present an updated kT versus characteristic age plot, showing that magnetars and high-B radio pulsars are hotter than lower-B neutron stars of similar age. Finally, we observe a striking difference between magnetars detected in the hard X-ray and radio bands; there is a clear correlation between the hard and soft X-ray fluxes, whereas the radio-detected magnetars all have low, soft X-ray flux, suggesting, if anything, that the two bands are anticorrelated.

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Journal keyword(s): catalogs - pulsars: general - stars: magnetars - stars: neutron

VizieR on-line data: <Available at CDS (J/ApJS/212/6): table9.dat table10.dat table11.dat refs.dat>

Simbad objects: 58

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