Time sequence of Crab pulsar

Eso_eso9948h_1024

eso_eso9948h November 17th, 1999

Credit: ESO

In this image, the continuous lines in the top and bottom half are produced by normal stars of constant brightness, while the series of dots represents the individual pulses of the Crab pulsar, one every 33 milliseconds (i.e. the neutron star rotates around its axis 30 times per second). It is also obvious that these dots are alternatively brighter and fainter: they mirror the double-peaked profile of the light pulses.

Provider: European Southern Observatory

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso9948h/

Curator: European Southern Observatory, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

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Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Crab Pulsar
Subject - Milky Way
Star > Evolutionary Stage > Neutron Star > Pulsar
Eso_eso9948h_1280
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ID
eso9948h
Subject Category
B.3.1.9.1  
Subject Name
Crab Pulsar
Credits
ESO
Release Date
1999-11-17T00:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso9948h/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Instrument
Color Assignment
Band
Bandpass
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
Equinox
Reference Value
Reference Dimension
707.0, 474.0
Reference Pixel
Scale
Rotation
Coordinate System Projection:
Quality
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
European Southern Observatory
URL
http://www.eso.org/
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei München
State/Province
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
European Southern Observatory
Publisher ID
eso
Resource ID
eso9948h
Metadata Date
2016-07-20T14:12:34+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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