Space cowboys odyssey: Beyond the Gould Belt

S. B. Popov, B. Posselt, F. Haberl, J. Trümper, R. Turolla, R. Neuhäuser

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We present our new advanced model for population synthesis of close-by cooling NSs. Detailed treatment of the initial spatial distribution of NS progenitors and a detailed ISM structure up to 3 kpc give us an opportunity to discuss the strategy to look for new isolated cooling NSs. Our main results in this respect are the following: new candidates are expected to be identified behind the Gould Belt, in directions to rich OB associations, in particular in the Cygnus-Cepheus region; new candidates, on average, are expected to be hotter than the known population of cooling NS. Besides the usual approach (looking for soft X-ray sources), the search in 'empty' γ-ray error boxes or among run-away OB stars may yield new X-ray thermally emitting NS candidates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication40 Years Of Pulsars
Subtitle of host publicationMillisecond Pulsars, Magnetars and More
Number of pages3
StatePublished - 2008
Event40 Years Of Pulsars: Millisecond Pulsars, Magnetars and More - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: Aug 12 2007Aug 17 2007

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


Other40 Years Of Pulsars: Millisecond Pulsars, Magnetars and More
CityMontreal, QC

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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