PSR J0538+2817

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PSR J0538+2817
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Taurus
Right ascension 05h 38m 25.0623s[1]
Declination 28° 17′ 09.1″[1]
Distance3900 ly
(1200[1] pc)
Rotation143 ms
Age30,000 ± 4,000 years
Other designations
PSR B0535+28, NVSS J053825+281717[2]
Database references

PSR J0538+2817 is a pulsar situated in the constellation of Taurus. Discovered in 1996, it stirred interest from the fact that it is physically linked to the supernova remnant SNR G180.8–02.2.[1][3]

The characteristic age of PSR J0538+2817 gives an older estimate: 618,000 years. However, observation of the pulsar's proper motion gives a much younger result: 30,000 ± years, meaning that the pulsar must have begun rotating at a relatively slow pace, at 139 milliseconds.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Anderson, S. B.; Cadwell, B. J.; Jacoby, B. A.; Wolszczan, A.; Foster, R. S.; Kramer, M. (1 September 1996). "A 143 Millisecond Radio Pulsar in the Supernova Remnant S147". The Astrophysical Journal. 468 (1): L55–L58. Bibcode:1996ApJ...468L..55A. CiteSeerX accessible. doi:10.1086/310218. 
  2. ^ "PSR J0538+2817". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 13 March 2017. 
  3. ^ Ng, C.‐Y.; Romani, Roger W.; Brisken, Walter F.; Chatterjee, Shami; Kramer, Michael (January 2007). "The Origin and Motion of PSR J0538+2817 in S147". The Astrophysical Journal. 654 (1): 487–493. arXiv:astro-ph/0611068Freely accessible. Bibcode:2007ApJ...654..487N. doi:10.1086/510576.