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Search for optical pulsations in PSR J0337+1715

Strader, M. J. and Archibald, A. M. and Meeker, S. R. and Szypryt, P. and Walter, A. B. and van Eyken, J. C. and Ulbricht, G. and Stoughton, C. and Bumble, B. and Kaplan, D. L. and Mazin, B. A. (2016) Search for optical pulsations in PSR J0337+1715. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 459 (1). pp. 427-430. ISSN 0035-8711.

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We report on a search for optical pulsations from PSR J0337+1715 at its observed radio pulse period. PSR J0337+1715 is a millisecond pulsar (2.7 ms spin period) in a triple hierarchical system with two white dwarfs, and has a known optical counterpart with g-band magnitude 18. The observations were done with the ARray Camera for Optical to Near-IR Spectrophotometry at the 200 arcsec Hale telescope at Palomar Observatory. No significant pulsations were found in the range 4000–11 000 Å, and we can limit pulsed emission in g band to be fainter than 25 mag.

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Additional Information:© 2016 The Authors Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society. Accepted 2016 March 16. Received 2016 March 15. In original form 2015 December 16. First published online March 20, 2016. Observations were obtained with the Hale Telescope at the Palomar Observatory. This work was supported by NSF grant AST-1411613. Funding for the development of the MKID detectors used in this work was provided by NASA grant NNX11AD55G. PS and SRM were supported by NASA Space Technology Research Fellowships. Fermilab is operated by Fermi Research Alliance, LLC under Contract No. De-AC02-07CH11359 with the United States Department of Energy. The authors extend their thanks to Shri Kulkarni, Director of the Caltech Optical Observatories, and Tom Prince.
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Subject Keywords:stars: neutron pulsars: general pulsars: individual: PSR J0337+1715
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Official Citation:M. J. Strader, A. M. Archibald, S. R. Meeker, P. Szypryt, A. B. Walter, J. C. van Eyken, G. Ulbricht, C. Stoughton, B. Bumble, D. L. Kaplan, and B. A. Mazin Search for optical pulsations in PSR J0337+1715 MNRAS (June 11, 2016) Vol. 459 427-430 doi:10.1093/mnras/stw663 first published online March 20, 2016
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