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Title: Neutron Star Astronomy in the era of the European Extremely Large Telescope

Abstract

About 25 isolated neutron stars (INSs) are now detected in the optical domain, mainly thanks to the HST and to VLT-class telescopes. The European Extremely Large Telescope(E-ELT) will yield {approx}100 new identifications, many of which from the follow-up of SKA, IXO, and Fermi observations. Moreover, the E-ELT will allow to carry out, on a much larger sample, INS observations which still challenge VLT-class telescopes, enabling studies on the structure and composition of the NS interior, of its atmosphere and magnetosphere, as well as to search for debris discs. In this contribution, I outline future perspectives for NS optical astronomy with the E-ELT.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Mullard Space Science Laboratory-University College London (United Kingdom)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21611628
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
AIP Conference Proceedings
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 1379; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: Conference on astrophysics of neutron stars 2010: A conference in honor of M. Ali Alpar, Izmir (Turkey), 2-6 Aug 2010; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.3629509; (c) 2011 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0094-243X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; ASTRONOMY; ASTROPHYSICS; MAGNETIC FIELDS; NEUTRON STARS; POLARIMETRY; STELLAR MAGNETOSPHERES; TELESCOPES; ATMOSPHERES; PHYSICS; STARS; STELLAR ATMOSPHERES

Citation Formats

Mignani, Roberto P. Neutron Star Astronomy in the era of the European Extremely Large Telescope. United States: N. p., 2011. Web. doi:10.1063/1.3629509.
Mignani, Roberto P. Neutron Star Astronomy in the era of the European Extremely Large Telescope. United States. doi:10.1063/1.3629509.
Mignani, Roberto P. Wed . "Neutron Star Astronomy in the era of the European Extremely Large Telescope". United States. doi:10.1063/1.3629509.
@article{osti_21611628,
title = {Neutron Star Astronomy in the era of the European Extremely Large Telescope},
author = {Mignani, Roberto P.},
abstractNote = {About 25 isolated neutron stars (INSs) are now detected in the optical domain, mainly thanks to the HST and to VLT-class telescopes. The European Extremely Large Telescope(E-ELT) will yield {approx}100 new identifications, many of which from the follow-up of SKA, IXO, and Fermi observations. Moreover, the E-ELT will allow to carry out, on a much larger sample, INS observations which still challenge VLT-class telescopes, enabling studies on the structure and composition of the NS interior, of its atmosphere and magnetosphere, as well as to search for debris discs. In this contribution, I outline future perspectives for NS optical astronomy with the E-ELT.},
doi = {10.1063/1.3629509},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
issn = {0094-243X},
number = 1,
volume = 1379,
place = {United States},
year = {2011},
month = {9}
}