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X-ray Observations of PSR B1259-63 2007 Periastron Passage

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Aharonian,  Felix
Division Prof. Dr. Werner Hofmann, MPI for Nuclear Physics, Max Planck Society;

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Chernyakova, M., Uchiyama, Y., Takahashi, T., Aharonian, F., & Neronov, A. (2009). X-ray Observations of PSR B1259-63 2007 Periastron Passage. In SIMBOL-X: FOCUSING ON THE HARD X-RAY UNIVERSE: Proceedings of the 2nd International Simbol-X Symposium (pp. 271-274). Melville: AIP.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0011-75AF-F
Abstract
PSR B1259-63 is a 48 ms radio pulsar in a highly eccentric 3.4 year orbit with a Be star SS 2883. Unpulsed γ-ray, X-ray and radio emission is observed from the binary system and the collision of the pulsar wind with the anisotropic wind of the Be star plays a crucial role in the generation of the observed emission. The 2007 periastron passage was observed in unprecedented details with Suzaku, Swift, XMM-Newton and Chandra missions. We present here the results of this campaign, compare them with previous observations and discuss the physical implications.