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Title: A Search for Unbound Stellar Companions to Pulsar J1124−5916

We searched for and found no higher mass (${\gtrsim}3{\rm M}_\odot$) unbound binary stellar companions to the progenitor of pulsar J1124−5916. There are lower mass candidates, but they all have high probabilities of being false positives. There are no candidates for it now being a fully unbound triple system. Even if one of the lower mass candidates is an unbound companion, it seems unlikely that it could have contributed to stripping the progenitor prior to the supernova. The stars are too low mass to be significant mass gainers, and they are too slowly moving to be the survivors of a compact, post-common envelope binary. The addition of one more system slightly improves the statistical constraints on the binary and triple status of supernova progenitors just before and after death.

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Author(s) / Creator(s):
Publisher / Repository:
Oxford University Press
Date Published:
Journal Name:
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Page Range / eLocation ID:
p. 3865-3871
Medium: X
Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation
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