PSR J0537-6910

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PSR J0537-69
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Dorado
Right ascension 05h 37m 47.6s
Declination -69° 10' 20"'
Characteristics
Spectral type Pulsar
U−B color index ?
B−V color index ?
Variable type None
Astrometry
Distance 170.000 Ly
Details
Mass M
Radius R
Luminosity L
Temperature K
Metallicity ?
Rotation 0.016129 s
Age 4.000 years
Other designations
PSR J0537-69, CXOU J053747.3-691020, XMMU J053747.4-691020, CXOU J053747.4-691019, PSR J0537-6910 [CWG2006] 4.

PSR J0537-6910 is a pulsar that is 4,000 years old (plus light travel time to Earth), and about 170,000 light years away, in the southern sky. It rotates at 62 Hertz.

Astronomer John Middleditch and his team at LANL have become the first people to predict starquakes; and observe magnetic pole drift on a pulsar; using this pulsar with observational data from Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer.

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