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Ja n 20 05 A Gemini Observation of the Anomalous X-ray Pulsar 1 RXS J 170849-400910

@inproceedings{SafiHarb2005JaN2,
  title={Ja n 20 05 A Gemini Observation of the Anomalous X-ray Pulsar 1 RXS J 170849-400910},
  author={Samar Safi-Harb and Jennifer West},
  year={2005}
}
The anomalous X-ray pulsars (AXPs) represent a growing class of neutron stars discovered at X-ray energies. While the nature of their multi-wavelength emission mechanism is still under debate, evidence has been recently accumulating in favor of their magnetar nature. Their study in the optical and infrared (IR) wavelengths has recently opened a new window to constrain the proposed models. We here present a brief overview of AXPs and our Gemini-South observation of 1RXS J170849-400910, which is… 

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