PSR B0329+54

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PSR B0329+54
Observation data
Epoch       Equinox
Constellation Camelopardalis
Right ascension 03h 32m 59.368s[1]
Declination +54° 34′ 43.57″[1]
Distance 3.46 kly ly
(1.06[2] kpc pc)
Spectral type Pulsar
Other designations
Database references
SIMBAD data

PSR B0329+54 is a pulsar approximately 3,460 light-years away in the constellation of Camelopardalis. It completes one rotation every 0.71452[3] seconds and is approximately 5 million years old.[4]

In 1979, two extrasolar planets were announced to be orbiting the pulsar (being classified as pulsar planets). Later observations however ruled out this idea.[5][4][6]

The emissions of this pulsar and the Vela Pulsar were converted into audible sound by the French composer Gérard Grisey, and used as such in the piece Le noir de l'étoile (1989–90).[7][8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Cutri, R. M.; et al. (June 2003), 2MASS All Sky Catalog of point sources, NASA/IPAC, Bibcode:2003tmc..book.....C. 
  2. ^ Wang, N.; et al. (March 2005), "Long-term scintillation observations of five pulsars at 1540 MHz", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 358 (1): 270−282, Bibcode:2005MNRAS.358..270W, doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2005.08798.x. 
  3. ^ Konacki, Maciej; et al. (July 1999), "Are There Planets around the Pulsar PSR B0329+54?", The Astrophysical Journal 519 (1): L81−L84, Bibcode:1999ApJ...519L..81K, doi:10.1086/312089. 
  4. ^ a b Konacki, Maciej; et al. (July 1999), "Are There Planets around the Pulsar PSR B0329+54?", The Astrophysical Journal 519 (1): L81–L84, Bibcode:1999ApJ...519L..81K, doi:10.1086/312089. 
  5. ^ Hobbs, G.; Lyne, A. G.; Kramer, M. (February 2010), "An analysis of the timing irregularities for 366 pulsars", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 402 (2): 1027−1048, Bibcode:2010MNRAS.402.1027H, doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2009.15938.x. 
  6. ^ Shabanova, T. V.; et al. (September 2013), "Timing Observations of 27 Pulsars at the Pushchino Observatory from 1978 to 2012", The Astrophysical Journal 775 (1): 24, arXiv:1307.0297, Bibcode:2013ApJ...775....2S, doi:10.1088/0004-637X/775/1/2, 2. 
  7. ^ Re, Giuseppe del. 2000. Cosmic Dance, pp. 24–25. Templeton Foundation Press, ISBN 9781890151256
  8. ^ Luminet, Jean-Pierre. 2011. Illuminations: Cosmos et esthétique, pp. 419–420. Odile Jacob, ISBN 9782738185938
  9. ^ "Le Noir de l'Étoile, Gérard Grisey". IRCAM. Retrieved 12 January 2016. 

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