AAS 202nd Meeting, May 2003
Session 6 Black Holes and Pulsars
Poster, Monday, May 26, 2003, 9:20am-6:30pm, West Exhibit Hall

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[6.06] Observation of PSR B1823-13 and its PWN using the Chandra X-ray Observatory

M.A. Teter, D. Sanwal, G.G. Pavlov (Penn State University), S. Tsuruta (Montana State University)

Chandra observation of PSR B1823-13 show a point source that we identify as the pulsar's X-ray counterpart. The background subtracted count rate of the point source in the 1--5 keV band is 5.0 counts ks-1. The point source is surrounded by a PWN that is about 5 by 9 arcsec in size. The PWN has bright structure along the east-west direction that is symmetric about the pulsar, and there is slight indication of a bow-like structure along the northern edge. The PWN has a hard spectrum with a photon index of approximately 1.2 and has an average surface brightness of approximately 0.18 counts ks-1 arcsec-2.

The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: teter@astro.psu.edu

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