The complex wind torus and jets of PSR B1706-44

Roger W. Romani, C. Y. Ng, Richard Dodson, Walter 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 (US)
Pages (from-to)480-487
Number of pages8
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Issue number1 I
StatePublished - Sep 20 2005


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