Discovery of the Transient Magnetar 3XMM J185246.6+003317 near Supernova Remnant Kesteven 79 with XMM-Newton

Ping Zhou, Yang Chen, Xiang-Dong Li, Samar Safi-Harb, Mariano Mendez, Yukikatsu Terada, Wei Sun, Ming-Yu Ge

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We report the serendipitous discovery with XMM-Newton that 3XMM J185246.6+003317 is an 11.56 s X-ray pulsar located 1' away from the southern boundary of supernova remnant Kes 79. The spin-down rate of 3XMM J185246.6+003317 is 1.7 Myr, and a spin-down luminosity of
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)L16-L21
Number of pages6
JournalThe Astrophysical Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan-2014


  • pulsars: individual: 3XMM J185246.6+003317
  • stars: magnetars

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