Astronomy:PSR J0537−6910

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Short description: Star in the constellation Dorado
PSR J0537-69
Observation data
Equinox J2000.0]] (ICRS)
Constellation Dorado
Right ascension 05h 37m 47.6s
Declination -69° 10' 20"'
Spectral type Pulsar
Variable type None
Distance 170,000 ly
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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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.

A team at LANL advanced that it is possible to predict starquakes in J0537-6910,[1] meaning that it may be possible to devise a way to forecast glitches at least in some exceptional pulsars.[2] The same team observed magnetic pole drift on this pulsar with observational data from Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer.


  1. Middleditch, John; Marshall, Francis E.; Wang, Q. Daniel; Gotthelf, Eric V.; Zhang, William (December 2006). "Predicting the Starquakes in PSR J0537-6910". The Astrophysical Journal 652 (2): 1531–1546. doi:10.1086/508736. ISSN 0004-637X. 
  2. Antonelli, Marco; Montoli, Alessandro; Pizzochero, Pierre (November 2022), Insights into the physics of neutron star interiors from pulsar glitches, pp. 219–281, doi:10.48550/arxiv.2301.12769,, retrieved 2024-01-24 

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