Pulsar B1757-24

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Description

A energetic nebula created by the pulsar B1757-24. In this false color image blue indicates fainter radio emission, yellow and orange more intense radio emission. The pulsar lies at the western (right) edge of the nebula at the brightest spot on the image. The pulsar B1757-24 is a relatively young (<100,000 years) neutron star born in the collapse of a massive star 10-20 times the mass of our Sun. Energetic particles streaming from the surface of this young neutron star leave behind a "wake" of radio emission as the pulsar moves through space.
X-band (3.6 cm) observations of "The Duck", taken in 1993 in with the VLA in its DnC, CnB and BnA configurations.

Creator

Legacy Astronomical Images

Rights

NRAO/AUI/NSF does not hold full copyright for this image. Contact the archivist for details.

Type

Legacy Astronomical Image

Object Name

PSR B1757-24

Photo Credit

Dale A. Frail

Investigators

Dale A. Frail

Telescope

Very Large Array (VLA)

Observation Date

1993-03-01

Type of Observation

continuum

Center of Image

RA 17:59:59.970, Dec: -25:5:11.800 (J2000)

Field of View

0.058333 x 0.058333 degrees

Notes

Contact the archivist for a high resolution tif of this image.

Series

Galactic Sources Series

Unit

Pulsars/Neutron Stars Unit

Citation

Legacy Astronomical Images, “Pulsar B1757-24,” NRAO Archives, accessed June 16, 2021, https://www.nrao.edu/archives/items/show/33472.