|3nd of May 2016|
|Vela pulsar timing over 21 years|
|by Simon Johnston (CASS)|
Shannon et al.
(2016) present observations of the Vela pulsar over a period of 21 years
during which time the pulsar has rotated nearly than 7.5 billion times. They
study the 8 glitches of the pulsar which have occurred over this timespan and
comment on the recovery from the glitches. - Reference: Shannon, R.M.;
Lentati, L.T.; Kerr, M.; Johnston, S.; Hobbs, G.; Manchester, R.N. 2016,
in press. |
Image caption: The Vela supernova remnant in the optical as imaged by David Malin with the AAT. Timing residuals from 21 years of observations of the pulsar - bottom panel shows the final white solution after all the parameters have been accounted for.