Crab Pulsar Timing

The CRABTIME database contains the Crab Pulsar Monthly Ephemeris covering the period from Feb 15 1982 (MJD=45015) to (close to) the present that was created Dr. Andrew Lyne and collaborators at Jodrell Bank Observatory. This database is periodically updated to include recent data as these become available. To assist astronomers, the HEASARC has created two new parameters which were not present in the original Jodrell Bank tables, the pulsar period and its first derivative, using the standard relations between period (P) and frequency 'Nu' (P=1./Nu) and their first derivatives (P_dot = -Nu_dot/Nu<sup>2</sup>). The assumed pulsar position used in the reductions is <pre> RA (1950.0) 05 31 31.406 DEC (1950.0) +21 58 54.391 RA (2000.0) 05 34 31.973 DEC (2000.0) +22 00 52.061 </pre>

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Creator Lyne, Jordan, Roberts
Publication Year 2023
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Resource Type Dataset; AstroObjects
Discipline Astrophysical Processes; Astrophysics and Astronomy; Natural Sciences; Physics; Stellar Astronomy