PSR J0855-4644

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PSR J0855-4644
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0 (ICRS)
Constellation Vela
Right ascension 08h 55m 36.18s[1]
Declination −46° 44′ 13.4″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) N/A
Distance 815[2] ly
(250[2] pc)
Spectral type Pulsar

PSR J0855-4644 is a pulsar in the constellation Vela, and could be associated with supernova remnant RX J0852.0-4622 which may have exploded about 1200 years ago.[2]


  1. ^ a b Kramer, M.; et al. (July 2003), "The Parkes Multibeam Pulsar Survey - III. Young pulsars and the discovery and timing of 200 pulsars", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 342 (4): 1299–1324, arXiv:astro-ph/0303473Freely accessible, Bibcode:2003MNRAS.342.1299K, doi:10.1046/j.1365-8711.2003.06637.x. 
  2. ^ a b c Redman, M. P.; Meaburn, J. (January 2015), "A possible association of a young pulsar (PSR J0855-4644) with the young Vela supernova remnant RX J0852.0-4622", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 356 (3): 969–973, Bibcode:2005MNRAS.356..969R, doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2004.08523.x. 

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