Broad-band high-energy emissions of the redback millisecond pulsar PSR J2129-0429

Albert K.H. Kong, Jumpei Takata, C. Y. Hui, J. Zhao, K. L. Li, P. H.T. Tam

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We present the first results from a joint XMM-Newton and NuSTAR observation of the gammaray emitting millisecond pulsar compact binary PSR J2129-0429. X-ray emission up to about 40 keV is detected and the joint spectrum can be modelled with a power-law plus a neutron star atmosphere model. At a distance of 1.4 kpc, the 0.3-79 keV luminosity is 3.56 × 1032 erg s-1. We also detected a 0.64-d binary orbital period with a double-peaked structure across the wavebands. By combining the updated Fermi GeV data, we modelled the broad-band spectral energy distribution as well as the X-ray modulation with an intrabinary model involving shock interaction between pulsar wind and outflow from the companion star. Lastly, we report a high-resolution X-ray image provided by Chandra to rule out the proposed pulsar wind nebula associated with PSR J2129-0429.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3987-3993
Number of pages7
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Aug 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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