RELATIVISTIC MEASUREMENTS FROM TIMING THE BINARY PULSAR PSR B1913+16

@article{Weisberg2016RELATIVISTICMF,
  title={RELATIVISTIC MEASUREMENTS FROM TIMING THE BINARY PULSAR PSR B1913+16},
  author={Joel M. Weisberg and Y. S. Huang},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2016},
  volume={829}
}
We present relativistic analyses of 9257 measurements of times-of-arrival from the first binary pulsar, PSR B1913+16, acquired over the last 35 years. The determination of the “Keplerian” orbital elements plus two relativistic terms completely characterizes the binary system, aside from an unknown rotation about the line of sight, leading to a determination of the masses of the pulsar and its companion: 1.438 ± 0.001 M☉ and 1.390 ± 0.001 M☉, respectively. In addition, the complete system… 

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