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Golden, A,Butler, RF,Shearer, A,Slane, PO,Gaensler, BM
NEUTRON STARS IN SUPERNOVA REMNANTS
Characterizing the optical counterpart to PSR B1951+32 in CTB 80
2002
February
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SUPERNOVA REMNANT CTB-80 RADIATION
Slane, PO
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There remain several definitive gamma-ray pulsars that axe as yet undetected in the optical regime. A classic case is the pulsar PSR B1951+32, associated with the complex CTB 80 SNR. Previous ground based high speed 2-d optical studies have ruled out candidates to m(V) similar to 24. Hester (2000) has reported an analysis of archival HST/WFPC2 observations of the CTB 80 complex which suggest a compact synchrotron nebula coincident with the pulsar's radio position. Performing a similar analysis we have identified a point source within the nebula at m(V) similar to 26, consistent with either a 'knot' or the optical counterpart to the pulsar.
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