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Title: Search for optical pulsations in PSR J0337+1715

In this study, we report on a search for optical pulsations from PSR J0337+1715 at its observed radio pulse period. PSR J0337+1715 is a millisecond pulsar (2.7 ms spin period) in a triple hierarchical system with two white dwarfs, and has a known optical counterpart with g-band magnitude 18. The observations were done with the Array Camera for Optical to Near-IR Spectrophotometry (ARCONS) at the 200" Hale telescope at Palomar Observatory. No significant pulsations were found in the range 4000-11000 angstroms, and we can limit pulsed emission in g-band to be fainter than 25 mag.
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  1. Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, CA (United States)
  2. ASTRON, the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy, Dwingeloo (The Netherlands)
  3. California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA (United States)
  4. Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
  5. NASA Jet Propulsion Lab., Pasadena, CA (United States)
  6. Univ. of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
arXiv:1603.05270; FERMILAB-PUB-16-116-AE
Journal ID: ISSN 0035-8711; 1429627
Grant/Contract Number:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 459; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 0035-8711
Royal Astronomical Society
Research Org:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Country of Publication:
United States
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; stars: neutron; pulsars: general; pulsars: individual: PSR J0337+1715
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