We present the UV spectroscopy and timing of three nearby pulsars (Vela, B0656+14 and Geminga) recently observed with the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph. We also review the optical and X-ray properties of these pulsars and establish their connection with the UV properties. We show that the multiwavelengths properties of neutron stars (NSs) vary significantly within the sample of middle-aged pulsars. Even larger differences are found between the thermal components of Geminga and B0656+14 as compared to those of radio-quiet isolated NSs. These differences could be attributed to different properties of the NS surface layers.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Isolated Neutron Stars|
|Subtitle of host publication||From The Surface To The Interior|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 2007|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)