X-Rays from the Nearby Solitary Millisecond Pulsar PSR J0030+0451: The Final ROSAT Observations

@article{Becker2000XRaysFT,
  title={X-Rays from the Nearby Solitary Millisecond Pulsar PSR J0030+0451: The Final ROSAT Observations},
  author={Werner Becker and Joachim E. Tr{\"u}mper and Andrea N. Lommen and Donald Charles Backer},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2000},
  volume={545},
  pages={1015 - 1019}
}
We report on X-ray observations of the solitary 4.8 ms pulsar PSR J0030+0451. The pulsar was one of the last targets observed in 1998 December by the ROSAT PSPC. X-ray pulses are detected on a 4.5 σ level and make the source the 11th millisecond pulsar detected in the X-ray domain. The pulsed fraction is found to be 69% ± 18%. The X-ray pulse profile is characterized by two narrow peaks that match the gross pulse profile observed at 1.4 GHz. Assuming a Crab-like spectrum the X-ray flux is in… 

Figures and Tables from this paper

Pulsed X-Ray Emission from the Fastest Millisecond Pulsar: PSR B1937+21 with ASCA

We have detected pulsed X-ray emission from the fastest millisecond pulsar known, PSR B1937+21 (P = 1.558 ms), with ASCA. The pulsar is detected as a point source above ~1.7 keV, with no indication

PULSED GAMMA RAYS FROM THE MILLISECOND PULSAR J0030+0451 WITH THE FERMI LARGE AREA TELESCOPE

We report the discovery of gamma-ray pulsations from the nearby isolated millisecond pulsar (MSP) PSR J0030+0451 with the Large Area Telescope on the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope (formerly GLAST).

DEEP XMM-NEWTON SPECTROSCOPIC AND TIMING OBSERVATIONS OF THE ISOLATED RADIO MILLISECOND PULSAR PSR J0030+0451

We present deep XMM-Newton European Photon Imaging Camera spectroscopic and timing X-ray observations of the nearby solitary radio millisecond pulsar, PSR J0030+0451. Its emission spectrum in the

X-RADIATION FROM THE MILLISECOND PULSAR J0437 4715

We report on spectral and timing observations of the nearest millisecond pulsar, J0437-4715, with the Chandra X-Ray Observatory. The pulsar spectrum, detected up to 7 keV, cannot be described by a

Deep BVR imaging of the field of the millisecond pulsar PSR J0030+0451 with the VLT

We report on deep BVR-imaging of the field of the nearby millisecond pulsar PSR J0030+0451 obtained with the ESO/VLT/FORS2. We do not detect any optical counterpart down to B > 27.3, V > 27. 0a ndR >

Searches for diffuse X-ray emission around millisecond pulsars: an X-ray nebula associated with PSR J2124-3358

We report on diffuse X-ray emission associated with the nearby solitary millisecond pulsar PSR J2124-3358 detected with XMM-Newton and Chandra. The emission extends from the pulsar to the northwest

Thermal X-Rays from Millisecond Pulsars: Constraining the Fundamental Properties of Neutron Stars

We model the X-ray properties of millisecond pulsars (MSPs) by considering hot-spot emission from a weakly magnetized neutron star (NS) covered by a hydrogen atmosphere. We investigate the

Chandra Study of a Complete Sample of Millisecond Pulsars in 47 Tucanae and NGC 6397

We report Chandra observations of the complete sample of millisecond pulsars (MSPs) with precise radio positions in the globular clusters 47 Tuc (NGC 104) and NGC 6397. The X-ray luminosities and

New Pulsars from an Arecibo Drift Scan Search

We report the discovery of the pulsars PSR J0030+0451, PSR J0711+0931, and PSR J1313+0931 that were found in a search of 470 square degrees at 430 MHz using the 305 m Arecibo telescope. The search

A NICER View of PSR J0030+0451: Millisecond Pulsar Parameter Estimation

We report on Bayesian parameter estimation of the mass and equatorial radius of the millisecond pulsar PSR J0030+0451, conditional on pulse-profile modeling of Neutron Star Interior Composition

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 27 REFERENCES

Pulsed X-Ray Emission from the Fastest Millisecond Pulsar: PSR B1937+21 with ASCA

We have detected pulsed X-ray emission from the fastest millisecond pulsar known, PSR B1937+21 (P = 1.558 ms), with ASCA. The pulsar is detected as a point source above ~1.7 keV, with no indication

Detection of pulsed X-rays from the binary millisecond pulsar J0437 – 4715

THE X-ray properties of pulsars (highly magnetized rotating neutron stars) depend mainly on the age of the star1. For young (≤ 104 yr) pulsars, virtually all of the X-ray emission is pulsed,

ROSAT PSPC detection of soft X-ray absorption in GB 1428+4217: the most distant matter yet probed with X-ray spectroscopy

We report on a ROSAT PSPC observation of the highly luminous z=4.72 radio-loud quasar GB 1428+4217 obtained between 1998 December 11 and 17, the final days of the ROSAT satellite. The low-energy

New Pulsars from an Arecibo Drift Scan Search

We report the discovery of the pulsars PSR J0030+0451, PSR J0711+0931, and PSR J1313+0931 that were found in a search of 470 square degrees at 430 MHz using the 305 m Arecibo telescope. The search

The X-ray spectra of the extragalactic sources in the Einstein extended medium sensitivity survey

The X-ray energy distribution of a large sample of faint extragalactic X-ray sources is studied. Two independent methods are used to determine that the average spectral index for the sources is about

The Parkes Multibeam Pulsar Survey: PSR J1811-1736, a Pulsar in a Highly Eccentric Binary System

We are undertaking a high-frequency survey of the Galactic plane for radio pulsars, using the 13-element multibeam receiver on the 64-m Parkes radio telescope. We describe briefly the survey system

Discovery of Four Isolated Millisecond Pulsars

We report the discovery of four isolated millisecond pulsars found as part of the Parkes 436 MHz survey of the southern sky. Three of the pulsars, PSRs J1024-0719, J1744-1134, and J2124-3358, are

A new class of radio pulsars

Sufficiently low magnetic field neutron stars which accrete for long times from a surrounding keplerian disk can be spun up to millisecond periods. After accretion ceases, such stars could become

The magnetic fields, ages, and original spin periods of millisecond pulsars

Accurate determination of the spin-down rates of millisecond pulsars requires consideration of the apparent acceleration of the pulsars due to their high transverse velocities. We show that for