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"'
Spectral type Pulsar
U−B color index  ?
B−V color index  ?
Variable type None
Distance 170.000 Ly
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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