PSR J0537−6910

PSR J0537-6910 is a pulsar that is 4,000 years old (not including the light travel time to Earth). It is located about 170,000 light-years away, in the southern constellation of Dorado, and is located in the Large Magellanic Cloud. It rotates at 62 hertz.

PSR J0537-69
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Dorado
Right ascension 05h 37m 47.6s
Declination -69° 10' 20"'
Characteristics
Spectral type Pulsar
Variable type None
Astrometry
Distance 170,000 ly
Details
Rotation0.016129 s
Age4,000 years
Other designations
PSR J0537-69, CXOU J053747.3-691020, XMMU J053747.4-691020, CXOU J053747.4-691019, PSR J0537-6910, [CWG2006] 4.
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Astronomer John Middleditch and his team at LANL have become the first people to predict starquakes; and observe magnetic pole drift on a pulsar; using this pulsar with observational data from Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer.

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