BATSE Occultation Lightcurves for Two Pulsars

BATSE Occultation Lightcurves for Two Pulsars
(Credit: A.Harmon (NASA/MSFC)

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A0535+26 is a member of the "Be" class of transient X- ray sources, which consist of a neutron star in an eccentric orbit about a early type emission-line star. Transient outbursts occur when anamolous wind activity coincides approximately with periastron passage.

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