|Right ascension||15h 13m 55.52s|
|Declination||−59° 08′ 08.80″|
PSR B1509-58 is a pulsar approximately 17,000 light-years away in the constellation of Circinus discovered by the Einstein X-Ray Observatory in 1982. It is approximately 1700 years old and sits in a nebula that spans about 150 light years. NASA described the star as "a rapidly spinning neutron star which is spewing energy out into the space around it to create complex and intriguing structures, including one that resembles a large cosmic hand."  Spin rate is "almost 7 times per second".
Tour of PSR B1509-58.
Sequence of PSR B1509-58 images.
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