Volume 425, Number 3, October III 2004
|Page(s)||1143 - 1145|
|Section||Celestial mechanics and astrometry|
|Published online||28 September 2004|
Celestial position of the companion of PSR J1740-5340
Astronomical Institute, Utrecht University, PO Box 80 000, 3508 TA Utrecht, The Netherlands e-mail: email@example.com
2 Stichting ASTRON, Postbus 2, 7990 AA Dwingeloo, The Netherlands
3 Astronomical Institute “Anton Pannekoek”, University of Amsterdam, Kruislaan 403, 1098 SJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 20 July 2004
We present optical astrometry of archival ground and space based imaging of the companion to PSR J1740-5340. The optical position of the companion is significantly offset from the timing position of the pulsar. We briefly investigate the effects of this inconsistency on other timing parameters and compare our position with an improved position of PSR J1740-5340 from recent, preliminary, timing results.
Key words: stars: pulsars: individual: PSR J1740-5340 / astrometry / Galaxy: globular clusters: individual: NGC 6397
© ESO, 2004
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