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The First Detection of a Pulsar with ALMA

  • Authors: R. P. Mignani, R. Paladino, B. Rudak, A. Zajczyk, A. Corongiu, A. de Luca, W. Hummel, A. Possenti, U. Geppert, M. Burgay, and G. Marconi

2017 The Astrophysical Journal Letters 851 L10.

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Caption: Figure 1.

Image of the Vela pulsar field taken with ALMA in Band 7 (343.5 GHz). The intensity contours overlaid at the center of the image correspond to the pulsar detections in Band 3 (97.5 GHz; white), Band 4 (145 GHz; black), and Band 6 (233 GHz; red). The contours correspond to 3, 6, and 8σ levels for the Band 3 and 4 images, and to 3, 4, and 4.8σ levels for the Band 6 image. The filled ellipse in the left corner represents the size of the synthesized beam of the Band 7 image. The extended source about 1.″4 southeast of the pulsar is the nebula discussed in Section 4.2. The cross indicates the pulsar position at the average epoch of our ALMA observations.

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