PI: Roger W Romani, Stanford U., firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: Stanford University, 382 Via Pueblo Mall, Stanford, CA 94305 USA
CoI: Hongjun An, Chungbuk National University
Title: The dramatic optical flares of PSR J1311-3430
Abstract: We propose imaging of PSR J1311-3430, a remarkable ultra-short period system with a millisecond pulsar evaporating its sub-stellar companion. The observation targets recently discovered X-ray/optical flares which probe eruptive processes in the intrabinary shock or on the heated companion surface. Our planned LCO observations provide near- continuous coverage in two filters during two proposed XMM-Newton integrations (60ks and 40ks), ideally scheduled in early 18A. If the XMM observations are delayed we request that at least a 60ks observation be completed in 18A, measuring flare statistics and establishing the color sensitivity.
Program Type: Standard/Galactic
Run 1 (2018A): LCO-1m/Sinistro -- 60hrs
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