The X-ray synchrotron nebula around PSR 1509-58

K.T.S. Brazier
1996 International Astronomical Union Colloquium  
PSR 1509-58 is one of the youngest and most powerful pulsars known and is visible not only in soft X-rays, but in gamma-rays. Observations of its supernova remnant (MSH 15-52) offer a rare chance to study such a young pulsar and to explore its surroundings, which in X-rays include the pulsar's 10×6 arcmin X-ray synchrotron nebula and the peculiar, filamentary optical nebula, RCW 89, that sits on the limb of MSH 15-52 (Seward & Harnden 1982, Seward et al. 1983). This paper will concentrate
more » ... will concentrate on the morphology of the synchrotron nebula.
doi:10.1017/s0252921100041853 fatcat:lv7uuqdoufadvhr2pmgttirqse