NICER observation list: Target ID 257904

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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Number of
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Date of
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2579040101 282.258 -0.020 32.639 0.526 58551.9229 58551.9384 1117.0 52 3 VALIDATED 58555.7 58745
2579040102 282.258 -0.022 32.638 0.526 58551.9717 58552.5056 7008.0 52 3 VALIDATED 58558.6 58746
2579040301 282.257 -0.023 32.637 0.526 58656.5062 58656.7148 3587.0 52 2 VALIDATED 58660.9 58850
2579040302 282.257 -0.022 32.637 0.526 58657.4815 58657.8111 2432.0 52 2 VALIDATED 58662.8 58851
2579040303 282.257 -0.022 32.638 0.526 58659.4060 58659.6167 4977.0 52 2 VALIDATED 58664.8 58853
2579040401 282.257 -0.022 32.638 0.526 58706.5970 58706.8803 10321.0 52 3 VALIDATED 58710.6 58900
2579040501 282.260 -0.023 32.638 0.523 58761.6472 58761.9781 5481.0 52 2 VALIDATED 58765.9 58955
2579040502 282.257 -0.021 32.639 0.527 58762.0334 58762.5571 4199.0 52 2 VALIDATED 58767.8 58956