LOFAR Discovery of the Fastest-spinning Millisecond Pulsar in the Galactic Field

@article{Bassa2017LOFARDO,
  title={LOFAR Discovery of the Fastest-spinning Millisecond Pulsar in the Galactic Field},
  author={Cees G. Bassa and Z. Pleunis and J. Hessels and Elizabeth C. Ferrara and Rene P. Breton and N. V. Gusinskaia and Vlad I. Kondratiev and Sotiris Sanidas and Lars Nieder and Colin J Clark and Tingxin Li and Alexander S. van Amesfoort and Thompson Humphrey Burnett and Fernando Camilo and P. F. Michelson and Scott M. Ransom and P. S. Ray and Kathleen Wood},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2017},
  volume={846}
}
  • Cees G. Bassa, Z. Pleunis, +15 authors Kathleen Wood
  • Published 2017
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • We report the discovery of PSR J0952−0607, a 707 Hz binary millisecond pulsar that is now the fastest-spinning neutron star known in the Galactic field (i.e., outside of a globular cluster). PSR J0952−0607 was found using LOFAR at a central observing frequency of 135 MHz, well below the 300 MHz to 3 GHz frequencies typically used in pulsar searches. The discovery is part of an ongoing LOFAR survey targeting unassociated Fermi-Large Area Telescope γ-ray sources. PSR J0952−0607 is in a 6.42 hr… CONTINUE READING

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