On the velocity of the Vela pulsar
Abastumani Astrophysical Observatory, Georgian Academy of Sciences, A. Kazbegi ave. 2-a, Tbilisi 380060, Georgia
2 Sternberg State Astronomical Institute, Universitetskij Prospect 13, Moscow 119899, Russia
3 Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Strada Costiera 11, PO Box 586, 34100 Trieste, Italy
Accepted: 14 December 2000
It is shown that if the shell of the Vela supernova remnant is responsible for nearly all the scattering of the Vela pulsar, then the scintillation and proper motion velocities of the pulsar can only be reconciled with each other in the case of nonzero transverse velocity of the scattering material. A possible origin of large-scale transverse motions in the shell of the Vela supernova remnant is discussed.
Key words: pulsars: individual: Vela / ISM: individual objects: Vela supernova remnant / scattering
© ESO, 2001