SUMMARY OF PROPOSAL 72055
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Subject: SUPERNOVA REMNANTS AND GALACTIC DIFFUSE EMISSION
THE 1500 YEAR OLD RADIO PULSAR PSR J1118-61
ABSTRACTWe request 50 ks of ASCA time to make X-ray observations of the field containing the newly discovered radio pulsar PSR J1118-61. This pulsar, found as part of the ongoing Parkes Multibeam Galactic plane search for radio pulsars, is remarkable as it has characteristic age only 1500 yr, a fourth addition to the three pulsars having characteristic ages under 2000 yr (Crab, PSRs B1509-58 and B0540-69). ASCA observations, in concert with the Australia Telescope Compact Array radio imaging observations we have been awarded, will search for a parent supernova remnant shell, plerionic emission, pulsed magnetospheric emission, and possibly thermal emission from this young, cooling neutron star.
|CO-I NAME ||INSTITUTE ||COUNTRY |
| FERNANDO CAMILO||JODRELL BANK||UK|
| ANDREW LYNE||JODRELL BANK||UK|
| RICHARD MANCHESTER||ATNF||AUSTRALIA|
|TARGET NAME||PRI||RA||DEC||TIME||TC||OFF||GIS||SIS CNT||OBS|
|1)PSR J1118-61|| B||169.7292||-61.3275|| 50 ks||N||Y||P||0.01000||1|
TARGET 1WE WILL REFINE THE POSITION OF THE SOURCE CLOSER TO THE SCHEDULED OBSERVATIONS, FOLLOWING RADIO TIMING OBSERVATIONS.