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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521535342
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/25/2012
Series: Cambridge Observing Handbooks for Research Astronomers Series , #4
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 312
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 Contents

Introduction; 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.

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