Title

Chandra observations of the Guitar Nebula

Published in:

High Energy Processes and Phenomena in Astrophysics 214 (2003) 135-136;

Abstract

As part of a multi-wavelength study, we report on a 50 ks Chandra/ACIS observation of the Guitar Nebula, a bow shock nebula associated with the radio pulsar B2224+65. We see a "hot spot" at the tip of the bow shock. We also notice a "jet" of X-ray emission at position angle (PA) -69degrees. However, the proper motion of the pulsar and the axis of optical emission is at PA 52.degrees1. We discuss the resulting interpretations of the relativistic pulsar wind and the surrounding ISM.

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Date of this Version

January 2003

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