Fermi Catalog of Gamma-ray Pulsars

  • Released Tuesday, November 28, 2023
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A visualization of the 294 pulsars in the Fermi gamma-ray pulsar catalog. The visualization starts with a full-sky Hammer projection view of the catalog. Different types of pulsars are indicated by different markers. The pulsar markers oscillate in size according to the object's pulsation frequency at actual speed. Millisecond pulsars are just shown as solid markers.

The map then morphs into the full 3D view of the pulsar distribution, and we then fly out to give a top down view showing the distribution of gamma-ray pulsars in our galaxy.




Visualization elements on separate layers for video compositing.

The visualization of the Fermi Gamma-ray pulsar catalog that does not include the legend and the marker for ther Earth's position.

Labels for a selected subset of significant pulsars. Labels are provided for the starting and ending times of the visualization.

Labels for a selected subset of significant pulsars. Labels are provided for the starting and ending times of the visualization.

A layer containing just the marker and label showing the Earth's position.

A layer containing just the marker and label showing the Earth's position.

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This page was originally published on Tuesday, November 28, 2023.
This page was last updated on Sunday, April 7, 2024 at 12:18 AM EDT.