Discovery of 5.16 s pulsations from the isolated neutron star RBS 1223
Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam, An der Sternwarte 16, 14482 Potsdam, Germany
2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Center for Space Research, 70 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
Corresponding author: V. Hambaryan, firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 4 October 2001
The isolated neutron star candidate RBS 1223 was observed with the Advanced CCD Imaging Spectrometer aboard the Chandra observatory on 2000 June 24. A timing analysis of the data yielded a periodic modulation with a period s. Using ROSAT HRI archived observations we detected a period s and determined period derivative s . The detection of this period and indicates that RBS 1223 has a “characteristic” age of 6000-12 000 years and huge magnetic field at the surface () typical for anomalous pulsars (AXPs).
Key words: stars: neutron / stars: individual: RBS1223 / X-rays: stars
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