PSR J1926-0652: A Pulsar with Interesting Emission Properties Discovered at FAST

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  • External authors:
  • Lei Zhang
  • Di Li
  • George Hobbs
  • Richard N. Manchester
  • William A. Coles
  • Pei Wang
  • Weiwei Zhu
  • Zhigang Wen
  • Jianping Yuan
  • Andrew D. Cameron
  • Shi Dai
  • Kuo Liu
  • Qijun Zhi
  • Chenchen Miao
  • Mao Yuan
  • Shuyun Cao
  • Li Feng
  • Hengqian Gan
  • Long Gao
  • Xuedong Gu
  • Minglei Guo
  • Qiaoli Hao
  • Lin Huang
  • Peng Jiang
  • Chengjin Jin
  • Hui Li
  • Qi Li
  • Qisheng Li
  • Hongfei Liu
  • Gaofeng Pan
  • Zhichen Pan
  • Bo Peng
  • Hui Qian
  • Lei Qian
  • Xiangwei Shi
  • Jinyou Song
  • Liqiang Song
  • Caihong Sun
  • Jinghai Sun
  • Hong Wang
  • Qiming Wang
  • Yi Wang
  • Xiaoyao Xie
  • Jun Yan
  • Li Yang
  • Shimo Yang
  • Rui Yao
  • Dongjun Yu
  • Jinglong Yu
  • Youling Yue
  • Chengmin Zhang
  • Haiyan Zhang
  • Shuxin Zhang
  • Xiaonian Zheng
  • Aiying Zhou
  • Boqin Zhu
  • Lichun Zhu
  • Ming Zhu
  • Wenbai Zhu
  • Yan Zhu

Abstract

We describe PSR J1926−0652, a pulsar recently discovered with the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST). Using sensitive single-pulse detections from FAST and long-term timing observations from the Parkes 64 m radio telescope, we probed phenomena on both long and short timescales. The FAST observations covered a wide frequency range from 270 to 800 MHz, enabling individual pulses to be studied in detail. The pulsar exhibits at least four profile components, short-term nulling lasting from 4 to 450 pulses, complex subpulse drifting behaviors and intermittency on scales of tens of minutes. While the average band spacing P 3 is relatively constant across different bursts and components, significant variations in the separation of adjacent bands are seen, especially near the beginning and end of a burst. Band shapes and slopes are quite variable, especially for the trailing components and for the shorter bursts. We show that for each burst the last detectable pulse prior to emission ceasing has different properties compared to other pulses. These complexities pose challenges for the classic carousel-type models.

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55
JournalThe Astrophysical Journal
Volume877
Issue number1
Early online date24 May 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019