Searching for planets around pulsars and radio-quiet neutron stars

B. Posselt, R. Neuhäuser, F. Haberl

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Abstract

The year 2007 sees the 15th anniversary of the discovery of the first extrasolar earth-mass planets around the pulsar PSR 1257+12. Meanwhile we know of two pulsar planet systems. Up to now only ms-pulsars have been searched for planetary companions by the radio pulse timing technique. A new method is needed to investigate also the surroundings of radio-quiet neutron stars. Here, we present new results from our direct Infrared imaging search for substellar companions around young isolated neutron stars, including radio-quiet neutron stars like RX J0720.4-3125 and RX J1856.5-3754, two members of the "Magnificent Seven".

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication40 Years Of Pulsars
Subtitle of host publicationMillisecond Pulsars, Magnetars and More
Pages360-362
Number of pages3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 20 2008
Event40 Years Of Pulsars: Millisecond Pulsars, Magnetars and More - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: Aug 12 2007Aug 17 2007

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume983
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

Other40 Years Of Pulsars: Millisecond Pulsars, Magnetars and More
CountryCanada
CityMontreal, QC
Period8/12/078/17/07

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Posselt, B., Neuhäuser, R., & Haberl, F. (2008). Searching for planets around pulsars and radio-quiet neutron stars. In 40 Years Of Pulsars: Millisecond Pulsars, Magnetars and More (pp. 360-362). (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 983). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2900220