Pulsar B1757-24

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A energetic nebula created by the pulsar B1757-24. In this false color image blue indicates fainter radio emission, yellow and orange more intense radio emission. The pulsar lies at the western (right) edge of the nebula at the brightest spot on the image. The pulsar B1757-24 is a relatively young (<100,000 years) neutron star born in the collapse of a massive star 10-20 times the mass of our Sun. Energetic particles streaming from the surface of this young neutron star leave behind a "wake" of radio emission as the pulsar moves through space.

Investigator(s):  Dale A. Frail

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Technical Data

    Telescope VLA 
    Date of Observation 1993-03-01 
    Type of Observation Continuum Observations 
    Center of Image RA: 17:59:59.97, Dec: -25:05:11.80 (J2000)  
    Field of View 0.0583 x 0.0583 degrees  
    Technical Caption X-band (3.6 cm) observations of "The Duck", taken in 1993 in with the VLA in its DnC, CnB and BnA configurations.  

  • Astronomical database entries for PSR B1757-24
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