High Resolution X-ray Image of the Vela Pulsar Compact Nebula

Craig Markwardt, University of Wisconsin at Madison

05 Dec 1997


Below is an image of the Vela compact nebula, as seen by the Rosat High Resolution Imager. It is a composite of over 2 years of observations with the HRI. The scale on the axes is half-arcseconds. I know it's a funny scale, but those are the ROSAT sky coordinates! Overlaid in white are contours of constant radio intensity at 6 cm, kindly provided by Dale Frail of the NRAO.

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Maintained by: Craig Markwardt / craigmnet@astrog.physics.wisc.edu / 05 December 1997