Radio pulsar PSR J1028-5819 was recently discovered in a high-frequency search (at 3.1 GHz) in the error circle of the Energetic Gamma-Ray Experiment Telescope (EGRET) source 3EG J1027-5817. The spin-down power of this young pulsar is great enough to make it very likely the counterpart for the EGRET source. We report here the discovery of gamma-ray pulsations from PSR J1028-5819 in early observations by the Large Area Telescope (LAT) on the Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope. The gamma-ray light curve shows two sharp peaks having phase separation of 0.460 +/- 0.004, trailing the very narrow radio pulse by 0.200 +/- 0.003 in phase, very similar to that of other known gamma-ray pulsars. The measured gamma-ray flux gives an efficiency for the pulsar of similar to 10-20% (for outer magnetosphere beam models). No evidence of a surrounding pulsar wind nebula is seen in the current Fermi data but limits on associated emission are weak because the source lies in a crowded region with high background emission. However, the improved angular resolution afforded by the LAT enables the disentanglement of the previous COS-B and EGRET source detections into at least two distinct sources, one of which is now identified as PSR J1028-5819.
|Autori interni:||GIGLIETTO, Nicola|
|Titolo:||DISCOVERY OF PULSED gamma-RAYS FROM THE YOUNG RADIO PULSAR PSR J1028-5819 WITH THE FERMI LARGE AREA TELESCOPE|
|Rivista:||THE ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL LETTERS|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2009|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1088/0004-637X/695/1/L72|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|