The complex wind torus and jets of PSR B1706-44

R.W. Romani, C.Y. Ng, Richard Dodson, W. Brisken

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    We report on Chandra ACIS imaging of the pulsar wind nebula (PWN) of the young Vela-like PSR B1706-44, which shows the now common pattern of an equatorial wind and polar jets. The structure is particularly rich, showing a relativistically boosted termination shock, jets with strong confinement, a surrounding radio/X-ray PWN, and evidence for a quasistatic "bubble nebula." The structures trace the pulsar spin geometry and illuminate its possible relation to SNR G343.1-2.3. We also obtain improved estimates of the pulsar flux and nebular spectrum, constraining the system age and energetics.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)480-487
    JournalThe Astrophysical Journal
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2005


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