NICER observation list: Target ID 257903

Abstract

We propose to perform monitoring campaigns for pulsars PSR J0537-6910, J1412+7922, J1813-1749, J1849-0001, and J2229+6114, four of which can only be done via X-ray observations. These data will allow us to compute accurate phase-connected timing models for each pulsar, which will enable LIGO/Virgo to perform searches of gravitational waves from these mostly young and potentially stronger gravitational-wave emitting pulsars. Our proposed observations will occur contemporaneously with LIGO/Virgo's next, most sensitive, observing run, which begins in spring 2019. In addition, our high cadence observations of J0537-6910 will provide an opportunity to further pin-down and test this pulsar's unique glitch predictability and to measure potential X-ray signatures associated with glitches.
Obsid RA DEC l b Start End Exposure Number of
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2579030101 273.397 -17.833 12.816 -0.020 58662.2905 58662.9669 16995.0 52 3 VALIDATED 58666.6 58856
2579030102 273.397 -17.833 12.816 -0.020 58663.1956 58663.9338 22451.0 52 3 VALIDATED 58667.6 58857
2579030103 273.397 -17.833 12.816 -0.020 58664.0982 58664.9613 13484.0 52 3 VALIDATED 58669.7 58858
2579030201 273.396 -17.830 12.819 -0.018 58674.0253 58674.8746 3203.0 52 3 VALIDATED 58679.7 58868
2579030202 273.395 -17.832 12.816 -0.019 58675.2093 58675.9884 6668.0 52 2 VALIDATED 58679.7 58869
2579030203 273.396 -17.829 12.819 -0.018 58676.0241 58676.9556 16760.9 52 2 VALIDATED 58680.6 58870
2579030204 273.396 -17.832 12.816 -0.019 58676.9915 58677.9856 23406.7 52 3 VALIDATED 58681.6 58871
2579030301 273.400 -17.834 12.817 -0.023 58694.6768 58694.9484 4788.0 52 3 VALIDATED 58698.6 58888
2579030302 273.400 -17.833 12.818 -0.022 58694.9992 58695.9928 17900.0 52 3 VALIDATED 58699.6 58889
2579030303 273.399 -17.833 12.817 -0.022 58696.0967 58696.9470 12893.0 52 3 VALIDATED 58700.6 58890
2579030304 273.400 -17.833 12.818 -0.023 58696.9965 58697.4627 6398.0 52 3 VALIDATED 58701.6 58891
2579030305 273.400 -17.831 12.819 -0.022 58698.4784 58698.4944 1179.0 52 3 VALIDATED 58702.7 58892
2579030306 273.397 -17.832 12.818 -0.020 58699.2524 58699.7840 6165.0 52 3 VALIDATED 58704.7 58893