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Look Inside Handbook of Pulsar Astronomy

Handbook of Pulsar Astronomy

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Part of Cambridge Observing Handbooks for Research Astronomers

  • Date Published: October 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521535342

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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.

    • Concise, up-to-date treatment of pulsar research
    • Provides software tools used by astronomers worldwide
    • Constantly updated related website provides access to example data and latest catalogue information
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    Review of the hardback: 'This is a book which is well-timed and well-written and deserves to be read by a wider audience than that at which it is aimed.' The Observatory

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521535342
    • length: 312 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.46kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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

  • Authors

    D. R. Lorimer, West Virginia University

    M. Kramer, Jodrell Bank, University of Manchester

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