On the z-distribution of pulsars
Abastumani Astrophysical Observatory, Al.Kazbegi ave. 2a, Tbilisi 0160, Georgia
2 Institute of Astronomy, University of Zielona Góra, Lubuska 2, 65-265, Zielona Góra, Poland e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 28 May 2004
The z-distribution of pulsars in the vicinity of the Sun is investigated using data from the ATNF pulsar catalogue and the recent model for the Galactic distribution of free electrons (NE2001). It is found that the z-distribution of pulsars with mJy kpc2 is exponential with a characteristic scale height of about 350 pc. Evidence of pulsar oscillations in the direction perpendicular to the Galactic plane is presented.
Key words: Galaxy: stellar content / stars: neutron / stars: pulsars: general
© ESO, 2004