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
Variable type None
Astrometry
Distance 170,000 ly
Details
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.
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SIMBAD data

PSR J0537-6910 is a pulsar that is 4,000 years old (not including the light travel time to Earth). It is located about 170,000 light-years away, in the southern constellation of Dorado, and is located in the Large Magellanic Cloud. 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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