Astronomy:PSR J2124−3358

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Short description: Star in the constellation Microscopium
PSR J2124−3358
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0   Equinox (celestial coordinates)
Constellation Microscopium
Right ascension  21h 24m 43.8464s[1]
Declination −33° 58′ 44.961″[1]
Spectral type Pulsar[2]
Proper motion (μ) RA: −14.09[3] mas/yr
Dec.: −50.23[3] mas/yr
Distance881 ly
(270[4] pc)
Age7.2[5] Gyr
Other designations
PSR J2124-3358
Database references

PSR J2124−3358 is a millisecond pulsar located in the constellation Microscopium. It is one of the brightest examples of its type in the X-ray spectrum. Discovered in 1997, no optical component was observed in 2003.[5]


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  2. Abdo, A. A. et al. (May 25, 2010). "Fermi Large Area Telescope First Source Catalog". The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series (American Astronomical Society) 188 (2): 405–436. doi:10.1088/0067-0049/188/2/405. ISSN 0067-0049. Bibcode2010ApJS..188..405A. 
  3. Perera, B B P et al. (October 12, 2019). "The International Pulsar Timing Array: second data release". Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (Oxford University Press (OUP)) 490 (4): 4666–4687. doi:10.1093/mnras/stz2857. ISSN 0035-8711. Bibcode2019MNRAS.490.4666P. 
  4. Hobbs, G.; Lorimer, D. R.; Lyne, A. G.; Kramer, M. (July 1, 2005). "A statistical study of 233 pulsar proper motions". Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (Oxford University Press (OUP)) 360 (3): 974–992. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2005.09087.x. ISSN 0035-8711. Bibcode2005MNRAS.360..974H. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 Mignani, Roberto P.; Becker, Werner (2003). "VLT observations of the solitary millisecond pulsar PSR J2124 −3358". Advances in Space Research 33 (4): 616–619. doi:10.1016/j.asr.2003.08.027.