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Published June 15, 1976 | Published
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Upper Limits for the Visible Counterpart of the Hulse-Taylor Binary Pulsar


The time-averaged intensity of visible pulses from PSR 1913+16 is fainter than V = 23 mag. The absence of visible objects at the pulsar position on the Sky Survey implies a rough limit of M > 3 for the absolute magnitude of the pulsar's binary companion.

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© 1976 American Astronomical Society. Received 1976 February 6; revised 1976 March 19. We are indebted to J. H. Taylor, R. Hulse, and G. E. Gullahorn for valuable discussions and for providing us with data in advance of publication.

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