Multi-wavelength Observations Of The Psr B1259-63/ Ss 2883 Be Star Periastron In 2010

Aous Abdo, Fermi LAT Collaboration, S. Johnston, E. Grundstrom, M. Roberts

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PSR B1259-63/SS 2883 is a unique binary system consisting of a 47.7 ms radio pulsar orbiting a massive (10 - 15 M☉) Be companion star. The pulsar orbits the companion star with a period of 3.4 years in a highly eccentric orbit. We have scheduled a coordinated radio, IR, optical, X-ray, and GeV gamma-ray observing campaign for the December 2010 periastron passage. This is the first periastron since the launch of the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope and thus provides for the first time the opportunity to observe the passage of the source through the Be stellar disk at GeV energies with such a sensitive instrument. We will present results from our multi-wavelength campaign....
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StatePublished - Jan 2011

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