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Two decades of pulsar timing of Vela


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Dodson, R and Lewis, Dion and McCulloch, PM (2007) Two decades of pulsar timing of Vela. Astrophysics and Space Science, 308 (1- 4). pp. 585-589. ISSN 0004-640X

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Pulsar timing at the Mt Pleasant observatory has
focused on Vela, which can be tracked for 18 hours of the
day. These nearly continuous timing records extend over 24
years allowing a greater insight into details of timing noise,
micro glitches and other more exotic effects. In particular
we report the glitch parameters of the 2004 event, along with
the reconfirmation that the spin up for the Vela pulsar occurs
instantaneously to the accuracy of the data. This places a
lower limit of about 30 seconds for the acceleration of the
pulsar to the new rotational frequency. We also confirm of
the low braking index for Vela, and the continued fall in the
DM for this pulsar

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Stars: neutron · Dense matter · Pulsars: individual (PSR B0833-45)
Journal or Publication Title: Astrophysics and Space Science
Publisher: Springer
Page Range: pp. 585-589
ISSN: 0004-640X
Identification Number - DOI: 10.1007/s10509-007-9372-4
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Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2008 14:13
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:33
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