OSSE observations of the Vela pulsar

M. S. Strickman, J. E. Grove, W. N. Johnson, R. L. Kinzer, R. A. Kroeger, J. D. Kurfess, D. A. Grabelsky, S. M. Matz, W. R. Purcell, M. P. Ulmer

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The OSSE detector on board the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory observed the Vela Pulsar (PSR 0833-45) during August-September 1991 and April-May 1992. Pulsed emission was detected at the 4-5σ level in the 0.06-0.57 MeV band in the sum of the two observing periods, as well as in each individual observation at lower significance. There is no significant variability observed. Light curves have a peak structure similar to that observed at higher energies. The spectrum is hard at lower energies and appears to require a break in the 0.5-2 MeV region.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCompton Gamma-Ray Observatory
EditorsNeil Gehrels, Michael W. Friedlander, Daryl J. Macomb
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)1563961040
StatePublished - 1993
EventCompton Symposium - St. Louis, United States
Duration: Oct 15 1992Oct 17 1992

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


ConferenceCompton Symposium
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySt. Louis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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