Pulsed optical emission from PSR 0656+14

A. Shearer, R. M. Redfern, G. Gorman, R. Butler, A. Golden, P. O'Kane, G. M. Beskin, S. I. Neizvestny, V. V. Neustroev, V. L. Plokhotnichenko, M. Cullum

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Abstract

Using data collected with the Special Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) 6 m telescope and the University College Galway (UCG) Transputer Instrument for Fast Image Deconvolution (TRIFFID) imaging photometer, we show that the radio, X-ray, and γ-ray pulsar PSR 0656+14 exhibits pulsed optical emission. We observed that the pulsed fraction was consistent with 100% and that the flux was higher than that expected from a thermal source. The magnitude of PSR 0656+14 in the B band was observed to be 25.1 ± 0.3, consistent with previous CCD observations. The peak of the optical signal is at phase 0.2 compared to the radio and in phase with the weak γ-ray pulse.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Volume487
Issue number2 PART II
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

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Shearer, A., Redfern, R. M., Gorman, G., Butler, R., Golden, A., O'Kane, P., ... Cullum, M. (1997). Pulsed optical emission from PSR 0656+14. Astrophysical Journal, 487(2 PART II).

Pulsed optical emission from PSR 0656+14. / Shearer, A.; Redfern, R. M.; Gorman, G.; Butler, R.; Golden, A.; O'Kane, P.; Beskin, G. M.; Neizvestny, S. I.; Neustroev, V. V.; Plokhotnichenko, V. L.; Cullum, M.

In: Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 487, No. 2 PART II, 1997.

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Shearer, A, Redfern, RM, Gorman, G, Butler, R, Golden, A, O'Kane, P, Beskin, GM, Neizvestny, SI, Neustroev, VV, Plokhotnichenko, VL & Cullum, M 1997, 'Pulsed optical emission from PSR 0656+14', Astrophysical Journal, vol. 487, no. 2 PART II.
Shearer A, Redfern RM, Gorman G, Butler R, Golden A, O'Kane P et al. Pulsed optical emission from PSR 0656+14. Astrophysical Journal. 1997;487(2 PART II).
Shearer, A. ; Redfern, R. M. ; Gorman, G. ; Butler, R. ; Golden, A. ; O'Kane, P. ; Beskin, G. M. ; Neizvestny, S. I. ; Neustroev, V. V. ; Plokhotnichenko, V. L. ; Cullum, M. / Pulsed optical emission from PSR 0656+14. In: Astrophysical Journal. 1997 ; Vol. 487, No. 2 PART II.
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