PSR J1856+0245

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PSR J1856+0245
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Aquila
Right ascension  18h 56m 50.80s[1]
Declination 2° 45′ 50.2″[1]
Evolutionary stage Pulsar
Distance9,000 pc
Age21,000 years
Database references

PSR J1856+0245 is a pulsarkpc (29 kly) away from Earth. It shows similar properties to the Vela Pulsar.

PSR J1856+0245 is believed to be associated with HESS J1857+0263, a pulsar wind nebula located in the same region of space.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Hessels, J. W. T.; Nice, D. J.; Gaensler, B. M.; Kaspi, V. M.; Lorimer, D. R.; Champion, D. J.; Lyne, A. G.; Kramer, M.; Cordes, J. M.; Freire, P. C. C.; Camilo, F.; Ransom, S. M.; Deneva, J. S.; Bhat, N. D. R.; Cognard, I.; Crawford, F.; Jenet, F. A.; Kasian, L.; Lazarus, P.; Leeuwen, J. van; McLaughlin, M. A.; Stairs, I. H.; Stappers, B. W.; Venkataraman, A. (8 July 2008). "PSR J1856+0245: Arecibo Discovery of a Young, Energetic Pulsar Coincident with the TeV γ-Ray Source HESS J1857+026". The Astrophysical Journal Letters. 682 (1): L41–L44. arXiv:0806.1200. Bibcode:2008ApJ...682L..41H. doi:10.1086/590908. ISSN 1538-4357.