PSR B0950+08

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PSR B0950+08
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Leo
Right ascension 09h 53m 09.310s
Declination +07° 55' 35.75"'
Apparent magnitude (V) 5.28
Characteristics
Variable type Pulsar
Astrometry
Proper motion (μ) RA: -2.09 mas/yr
Dec.: 29.46 mas/yr
Parallax (π) 3.82 ± 0.07 mas
Distance 850 ± 20 ly
(262 ± 5 pc)
Details
Age 1.8 million years
Other designations
PSR J0953+0755, NVSS J095309+075536, PULS CP 0950, GAL 228.9+43.7, PSR B0950+08.
Database references
SIMBAD data

The pulsar PSR B0950+08 seems to have come from a supernova that occurred in Leo 1.8 million years ago. The remnant of this supernova may be the nearest besides the Local Bubble, and the supernova would have been as bright as the moon.

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Coordinates: Sky map 09h 53m 09.310s, +07° 55′ 35.75″