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Proposal Information for 2014B-0196


PI: Alexander Rudy, UC Santa Cruz, arrudy@ucsc.edu
Address: Astronomy and Astrophysics Board of Study, Natural Sciences II, Santa Cruz, CA, 95064, USA

CoI: Claire Max, UC Santa Cruz

Title: Giant Flares and Non-Thermal Activity in the Crab Nebula

Abstract: We propose a target of opportunity program to observe the Crab pulsar and inner nebula at the time of intense gamma-ray flares detected by Fermi, together with a scheduled program to establish a baseline and quantify the properties of the inner nebula in the absence of giant flares. These two programs, which involve laser guide star AO observations in the near-infrared, will be coordinated with analogous activities on Chandra and HST at shorter wavelengths.


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