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Study of the polarization properties of the Crab nebula and pulsar with BATSE

Study of the polarization properties of the Crab nebula and pulsar with BATSE

final report for NASA grant # NAG 5-2920, 4/1/95 - 3/31/96

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Published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Technical Information Service, distributor in [Washington, DC, Springfield, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Astronomical spectroscopy.,
  • Crab nebula.,
  • Gamma ray astronomy.,
  • Gamma ray bursts.

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    Statementprincipal investigator, David J. Forrest; co-investigators: W.T. Vestrand, Mark McConnell.
    Series[NASA contractor report] -- NASA-CR-204191., NASA contractor report -- NASA CR-204191.
    ContributionsVestrand, W. Thomas., McConnell, Mark., United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination1 v.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15538261M

    This large mosaic of the Crab Nebula, also known as M1, was assembled from 24 individual exposures captured by Hubble over three months. A) a remnant still visible to the naked eye, the Crab Nebula, M B) a pulsar with a period of 33 milliseconds, visible optically. C) the closest known neutron star to our Sun. D) the most famous black hole. E) no remaining visible trace, as it was a type I supernova.

      The Crab nebula, in the Taurus constellation, is one such supernova remnant that has become a type of neutron star known as a pulsar. Known as the Crab pulsar, this emits electromagnetic radiation. polarization angle in the Crab pulsarÏs optical pulse(Fig. 1) is similar to that of radio pulses of many longer period pulsars. It is therefore tempting to model the polarization properties of the Crab optical emission in the context of the RC model. However, di†erences between the optical emis-sion of the Crab pulsar and the radio emission.

    Abstract. e-ASTROGAM is a gamma-ray space mission proposed for the fifth medium-size mission (M5) of the European Space Agency. It is dedicated to the study of the nonthermal universe in the photon energy range from ~ MeV to 3 GeV with unprecedented sensitivity and angular and energy resolution, together with a ground-breaking capability for gamma-ray . “Crab nebula hosts a Crab pulsar, which is a typical example of a young, rapidly spinning, strongly magnetised neutron star that generates broadband electromagnetic radiation by accelerating charged particles to near light speeds in its magnetosphere,” Santosh V Vadawale of Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, lead author of the study.


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Study of the polarization properties of the Crab nebula and pulsar with BATSE Download PDF EPUB FB2

Study of the polarization properties of the Crab nebula and pulsar with BATSE: final report for NASA grant # NAG4/1//31/96 Author: David J Forrest ; W Thomas Vestrand ; Mark McConnell ; United States. Study of the Polarization Properties of the Crab Nebula and Pulsar with BATSE.

By Mark McConnell, W. Vestrand and David J. Forrest. Abstract. Neutron stars generate powerful winds of relativistic particles that form bright synchrotron nebulae around them.

Polarimetry provides a unique insight into the geometry and magnetic configuration of the wind, but high-energy measurements have failed until recently. The Integral-IBIS telescope has been used in its Compton mode to search for linearly polarized Cited by:   The optical polarization of this pulsar has been measured and compared with its radio polarization and the optical polarization of the surrounding by: In this paper, we present an expanding disc model to derive polarization properties of the Crab nebula.

The distribution function of the plasma and the energy density of the magnetic eld are prescribed as function of the distance from the pulsar by using the model by Kennel and Coroniti () with ˙ =where ˙ is the ratio of Poynting. Fig. 1: Polarization fraction and angle of the Crab nebula and pulsar.

Fig. 2: Phase-resolved polarization fraction and polarization angle of Crab. Fig. 3: Polarization. The strong optical emission of the Crab pulsar allows us to study the polarization properties in detail. Optical pulsed emission can best be understood as synchrotron radiation of relativistic.

The Crab nebula and its pulsar have been observed for about 3 hours with the high‐speed photo‐polarimeter OPTIMA in January at the Calar Alto m telescope. The Crab pulsar intensity and polarization are determined at all phases of rotation with higher statistical accuracy than ever.

Therefore, we were able to separate the so‐called ‘off‐pulse’. The change in the polarized optical and {\gamma}-ray emission of the Crab nebula/pulsar as observed, for the first time, by GASP and Integral may indicate that reconnection is possibly at work in the Crab nebula.

We also report, for the first time, a non-zero measure of the optical circular polarization from the Crab pulsar+knot system. A recent change in the optical and gamma-ray polarization of the Crab nebula and pulsar Moran, P.

et al., ArXiv e-prints p () Measurement of the Crab Nebula spectrum over three decades in energy with the MAGIC telescopes MAGIC Collaboration et al., ArXiv e-prints p (). scrutinizing the optical polarization properties, by Percival et al.

() using the HSP aboard the Hubble Space telescope (HST) to study the optical and UV spec-trum of the Crab pulsar in detail, by Gull et al. () and by Sollerman et al. () both using the timetag mode of the STIS instrument aboard HST to obtain spectral charac.

The Crab is a complex system consisting of a central pulsar, a diffuse pulsar wind nebula, as well as structures in the inner nebula including a jet. The Crab, both pulsar and nebula, is one of the most studied astrophysical objects. This chapter reviews our knowledge of the system, as observed at different frequencies.

It pays special attention to the flare phenomenology, and the information carried by polarization. We present a phase-resolved study of the X-ray spectrum of the Crab Pulsar, using data obtained in a special mode with the Chandra X-ray Observatory.

The superb angular resolution easily enables discerning the Pulsar from the surrounding nebulosity, even at pulse minimum. We find that the Pulsar's X-ray spectral index varies sinusoidally with phaseexcept over the. However, we require the Crab pulsar to be an almost orthogonal rotator in order to obtain the Crab Nebula’s value σ ∼ 10 −3, i.e.

in order to annihilate almost all the magnetic field (Komissarov ). This is inconsistent with the pulse profiles of the high-energy emission from the Crab pulsar (e.g. Harding et al. de Canarias. The observations made use of the Crab Monthly Ephemeris published by the Jodrell Bank Pulsar group.

Fiber pick-up [4, 5] and projection on the inner part of the Crab nebula; the nebular polarization was derived during the phase of pulsar minimum () and is compared to the result of [9]. A rotating polarization filter. Abstract. In this paper, we present an expanding disc model to derive polarization properties of the Crab nebula.

The distribution function of the plasma and the energy density of the magnetic field are prescribed as function of the distance from the pulsar by using the model by Kennel and Coroniti () with σ =where σ is the ratio of Poynting flux to the kinetic energy flux in.

The similarity of the optical and X-ray results indicates that the polarization is independent of energy over a broad spectral range. Recently, γ-ray phase-resolved (off-pulse phase region, i.e.

–) polarization measurements of the Crab nebula and pulsar were reported by Dean et al. () for the energy range keV –1 MeV. The PD. Einstein Observatory (HEAO 2) high-resolution (approximately 4 sec) images of the Crab nebula which clearly resolve the pulsar from the diffuse X-ray emission are presented.

The pulsar contributes + or - percent of the observed keV flux and shows no evidence (other than the 33 ms pulsations) for variations on time scales up to approximately days.

Cite this chapter as: Conway R.G. () Radio Polarization of the Crab Nebula. In: Davies R.D., Smith F.G. (eds) The Crab Nebula. International Astronomical Union / Union Astronomique Internationale (Symposium No.

46 Held at Jodrell Bank, England, August 5–7, ), vol. The Crab Nebula has been repeatedly observed by INTE-GRAL between and and a total of Ms of fully coded observations can be used for polarimetry. The pulsed light curve in the – keV band has been constructed with the Jodrell Bank ephemerides of the pulsar (Lyne et al.

)  New observations of polarised X-rays from the Crab Nebula and Pulsar may help explain sudden flares in the Crab’s X-ray intensity, as well as provide new data for modeling – and understanding.The Crab Nebula (catalogue designations M1, NGCTaurus A) is a supernova remnant in the constellation of common name comes from William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse, who observed the object in using a inch telescope and produced a drawing that looked somewhat like a ponding to a bright supernova recorded by Chinese astronomers inthe nebula .