Studies of the Relativistic Binary Pulsar PSR B1534+12. I. Timing Analysis

  title={Studies of the Relativistic Binary Pulsar PSR B1534+12. I. Timing Analysis},
  author={Ingrid H. Stairs and Stephen Erik Thorsett and J. H. Taylor and Alex Wolszczan},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
We have continued our long-term study of the double neutron star binary pulsar PSR B1534+12, using new instrumentation to make very high precision measurements at the Arecibo Observatory. We have significantly improved our solution for the astrometric, spin, and orbital parameters of the system as well as for the five "post-Keplerian" orbital parameters that can be used to test gravitation theory. The results are in good agreement with the predictions of general relativity. With the assumption… 

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