Carleton Author

Weisberg, Joel M.; de la Fuente, Anton; Anderson, Stuart; Hedden, Abigail

Department

Physics and Astronomy

Journal Title

Astrophysical Journal

Publication Date

2008

Month/Season

February

Volume

674

Issue

1

First Page

286

Publisher

American Astronomical Society

Last Page

294

File Name

043_Weisberg-Joel_AreciboAbsorptionMeasurementsOfPulsars.pdf

Keywords

Galaxy: fundamental parameters, ISM: abundances, ISM: clouds, ISM: structure, pulsars: general, radio lines: ISM

Abstract

We have used the Arecibo telescope to measure the H i absorption spectra of eight pulsars. We show how kinematic distance measurements depend on the values of the Galactic constants R0 and 0, and we select our preferred current values from the literature. We then derive kinematic distances for the low-latitude pulsars in our sample and electron densities along their lines of sight. We combine these measurements with all others in the inner Galactic plane visible from Arecibo to study the electron density in this region.

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Green

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Yes

Postprint Archiving

Yes

Publisher PDF Archiving

Yes

Contributing Organization

Carleton College

Type

Article

Format

application/pdf

Language

English

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Physics Commons

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