Radio pulsars are rapidly rotating, highly magnetized neutron stars. This comprehensive book brings together key observational techniques, background information and a review of the latest results, including the recent discovery of a double pulsar system. Useful software tools are provided to analyze example data, made available on a related website. The work will be of great value to graduate students and researchers wishing to carry out and interpret a wide variety of radio pulsar observations.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||Cambridge Observing Handbooks for Research Astronomers Series , #4|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.71(d)|
About the Author
Duncan Lorimer is a Senior Royal Society Research Fellow at Jodrell Bank Observatory, University of Manchester.
Michael Kramer is a Reader in Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manchester.
Table of ContentsIntroduction; 1. Basic pulsar properties; 2. Pulsars as physical tools; 3. Theoretical background; 4. Instrumentation for pulsar observations; 5. Observing known pulsars; 6. Finding new pulsars; 7. Pulsar timing; 8. Beyond single radio dishes; Appendix.