Two Millisecond Pulsars Discovered in Globular Cluster M28
Douglas, Andrew, Astronomy, University of Virginia
We report the discovery of two new black widow millisecond pulsars in the globular cluster M28 with the MeerKAT telescope. J1824-2452M (M28M) is a 4.78 ms pulsar in a 4 hour orbit. J1824-2452N (M28N) is a 3.35-ms pulsar with a 4.45 hour orbit. Both pulsars are at a dispersion measure of 119.30 pc cm^-3 and appear to be black widow systems which do not show strong eclipses or orbital variation. We expect additional pulsars will be found in M28 with more sensitive observations.
BS (Bachelor of Science)
MeerKAT, M28, pulsar