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 language||English (US)|
|Issue number||2 PART II|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1997|
- Instrumentation: detectors
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Astronomy and Astrophysics
- Space and Planetary Science