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ATNF Pulsar Catalogue: History

Archived versions of PSRCAT are available below, along with the release date, the number of pulsars in the catalogue at that time, and a short summary of the updates that were applied to each version.

Please click on a 'Version' link to display the main page for a particular version.

VersionDateNo. pulsarsSummary
1.582018/03/012635New results to January, 2018. A few new discoveries, more than 400 new or improved RMs, approximate PEPOCH for pulsars with no previous entry and a few other corrections.
1.572017/11/152627New results to October, 2017. Includes first discoveries from the Parkes SUPERB survey and corrects a number of (small) errors and inconsistencies.
1.562017/03/172613New results to February, 2017. Includes new discoveries from Fermi and palfa, and corrects a number of (small) errors and inconsistencies.
1.552016/11/142573New results to April, 2016. Includes PTA timing results, scattering results from Krishnakumar et al. (2015) and distance estimates based on the Yao, Manchester & Wang (2016) electron density model.
1.542015/11/102536New results to October, 2015. Includes new survey ghrss (10 discoveries), new flux density parameters S30 - S80, S10G - S150G, new paramaters for PTA and other pulsars and various corrections.
1.532015/06/292524New results to May, 2015. Includes 40 new discoveries from palfa and 60 from htru_pks, along with updated survey detections. Updated survey statistics in Documentation.
1.522015/03/132405New results to February, 2015 and revised independent distances. Implemented character-separated (CSV) output and condition selection on plots.
1.512014/11/132401New results to mid-November, 2014. Defined "gbncc" survey.
1.502014/05/062328New results to March 2014. Added previously missed RRATS from Burke-Spolaor et al. (2011) and Keane et al. (2011). New web interface and plotting routine, updated AXP parameters and glitch table.
1.492014/03/172311New results to February 2014. Added binary frequency and derivatives: FB0, FB1 and FB2. Added 2nd derivative terms OM2DOT, A12DOT and ECC2DOT. Added Added TASC_2, EPS1_2, EPS2_2 parameters for 2nd orbit.
1.482013/11/042302New results to October 2013. Survey "ar327" defined for Arecibo 327 MHz drift-scan survey. Rectified a few bugs in the catalogue software.
1.472013/07/042267New results to May 2013. Catalogue history table implemented - earlier versions can be accessed on the web interface.
1.462013/03/282213New results to February 2013, inclusion of previously missed Hessels et al. (2008) paper, updated glitch table, 1FGL Fermi names replaced by 2FGL names.
1.452013/02/272162New results to January 2013, new BinComp (binary companion type) Units (TDB/TCB) and flux density (S2000 S3000 etc) parameters. Dist_A takes precedence over 1/PX for Dist. Download button on web interface.
1.442012/05/172007New results to April 2012, FermiAssoc FermiBlind and palfa surveys defined.
1.432012/04/131984New results to March 2012, minor updates
1.422011/07/231973DM distances recomputed.
1.412011/05/141973New results to April 2011, XINS type replaces XDINS, Globular cluster pulsar parameters from Freire web database
1.402011/01/311880Minor fixes including adding J1846-07492.
1.392010/05/071879New pulsars and parameters to April 2010.
1.382010/01/081864New pulsars and parameters to December 2009, glitch table update.
1.372009/07/261827Add J0848-43
1.362009/06/111826New pulsars and parameters to May 2009.
1.352009/05/05179447Tuc X-ray associations.
1.342009/03/051794New pulsars and parameters to December 2008.
1.332008/05/161789New pulsars and parameters to May 2008.
1.322007/11/221775Minor fixes, removed J1744-39.
1.312007/11/021776New pulsars and parameters to October 2007.
1.302007/05/231771Removed double entry for B2255+58, minor fixes.
1.292007/02/091772Added new pulsars, mostly from lfl+06.
1.282007/01/281638Minor fixes.
1.272007/01/091638Reformat, no significant change.
1.262007/01/091638New pulsars and parameters to December, 2006.
1.252006/05/091627New pulsars and parameters to May, 2006.
1.242006/01/261561New pulsars and parameters to January, 2006.
1.232005/05/211533New pulsars and parameters to May 2005, incl Ter5 (rhs+05).
1.222005/03/111510Original references for parameters.
1.212005/01/071510Replaced ELONG,ELAT by RAJ,DecJ for hlk+04, added J1756-2251.
1.202004/12/101509New pulsars and parameters to November, 2004.
1.192004/07/271488Minor updates, added J1809-1943.
1.182004/06/221487New pulsars and parameters to May, 2004.
1.172004/04/301483New pulsars and parameters to April, 2004, mostly from hfs+04.
1.162004/03/281300Fixed discovery reference for J0751+1807.
1.152004/02/111300Minor corrections.
1.142004/02/111300Minor corrections.
1.132003/11/131300Fixed version number.
1.122003/11/131300Added version number.
1.112003/10/271300Fixed B1828-11 name.
1.102003/10/271300Astrometric parameters for J0659+1414 from btgg03.
1.92003/09/221300Fixed bbf84 ref.
1.82003/09/011300Fixed survey for B1854+00
1.72003/07/031300Minor fixes.
1.62003/06/061300Remove all ALIAS entries.
1.52003/06/061300References for associations.
1.42003/06/061300New pulsars from Arecibo (naf03), GC pulsar names to GC core posn so each GC list ordered alphabetically.
1.32003/05/211295Updates and corrections, removed spurious entries for J1435-5954 and J1905+06.
1.22003/05/121297Minor fixes, reformatting.
1.12003/05/121297Major upgrade of an existing pulsar database previously maintained by ATNF and Jodrell Bank Observatory. New web interface and documentation.

Copyright and Referencing

Free access to the programs and databases comprising the the ATNF Pulsar Catalogue are provided for bona fide research purposes. The programs and databases remain the property of the Australia Telescope National Facility, CSIRO, and are covered by the CSIRO Legal Notice and Disclaimer linked at the bottom of this page.

If you make use of information from the ATNF Pulsar Catalogue in a publication, we would appreciate acknowledgement by reference to the publication "The ATNF Pulsar Catalogue", R. N. Manchester, G. B. Hobbs, A. Teoh & M. Hobbs, Astronomical Journal, 129, 1993-2006 (2005) and by quoting the web address for updated versions.