A multi-wavelength pipeline for pulsar searches

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Pulsar studies in the recent years have shown, more than others, to have benefited from a multi-wavelength approach. The INAF-Astronomical Observatory in Cagliari (INAF-OAC) is a growing facility with a young group devoted to pulsar and fast-transient studies across the electromagnetic spectrum. Taking advantage of this expertise, we have worked to provide a suite of multi-wavelength software and databases for the observations of pulsars and compact Galactic objects at the Sardinia Radio Telescope (SRT). In turn, radio pulsar observations at SRT will be made available, in a processed format, to gamma-ray searches using AGILE and FERMI gamma-ray satellites and, in a near future, they will be complementary to polarimetric X-ray observations with IXPE.

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This paper is the peer-reviewed version of a contribution selected among those presented at the Conference on Gamma-Ray Astrophysics with the AGILE Satellite held at Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei and Agenzia Spaziale Italiana, Rome on December 11–13, 2017. The project “Development of a Software Tool for the Study of Pulsars from Radio to Gamma-rays using Multi-mission Data” is supported by the Autonomous Region of Sardinia (RAS), CRP-25476.

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Pilia, M., Trois, A., Bachetti, M. et al. A multi-wavelength pipeline for pulsar searches. Rend. Fis. Acc. Lincei 30, 251–253 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12210-019-00768-x

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Keywords

  • Astronomical databases: miscellaneous
  • Pulsars: general