The Third Fermi Large Area Telescope Catalog of Gamma-Ray Pulsars

Smith, D. A.; Abdollahi, S.; Ajello, M.; Bailes, M.; Baldini, L.; Ballet, J.; Baring, M. G.; Bassa, C.; Becerra Gonzalez, J.; Bellazzini, R.; Berretta, A.; Bhattacharyya, B.; Bissaldi, E.; Bonino, R.; Bottacini, E.; Bregeon, J.; Bruel, P.; Burgay, M.; Burnett, T. H.; Cameron, R. A.; Camilo, F.; Caputo, R.; Caraveo, P. A.; Cavazzuti, E.; Chiaro, G.; Ciprini, S.; Clark, C. J.; Cognard, I.; Corongiu, A.; Cristarella Orestano, P.; Crnogorcevic, M.; Cuoco, A.; Cutini, S.; D'Ammando, F.; de Angelis, A.; DeCesar, M. E.; De Gaetano, S.; de Menezes, R.; Deneva, J.; de Palma, F.; Di Lalla, N.; Dirirsa, F.; Di Venere, L.; Domínguez, A.; Dumora, D.; Fegan, S. J.; Ferrara, E. C.; Fiori, A.; Fleischhack, H.; Flynn, C.; Franckowiak, A.; Freire, P. C. C.; Fukazawa, Y.; Fusco, P.; Galanti, G.; Gammaldi, V.; Gargano, F.; Gasparrini, D.; Giacchino, F.; Giglietto, N.; Giordano, F.; Giroletti, M.; Green, D.; Grenier, I. A.; Guillemot, L.; Guiriec, S.; Gustafsson, M.; Harding, A. K.; Hays, E.; Hewitt, J. W.; Horan, D.; Hou, X.; Jankowski, F.; Johnson, R. P.; Johnson, T. J.; Johnston, S.; Kataoka, J.; Keith, M. J.; Kerr, M.; Kramer, M.; Kuss, M.; Latronico, L.; Lee, S. -H.; Li, D.; Li, J.; Limyansky, B.; Longo, F.; Loparco, F.; Lorusso, L.; Lovellette, M. N.; Lower, M.; Lubrano, P.; Lyne, A. G.; Maan, Y.; Maldera, S.; Manchester, R. N.; Manfreda, A.; Marelli, M.; Martí-Devesa, G.; Mazziotta, M. N. et al.
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We present 294 pulsars found in GeV data from the Large Area Telescope (LAT) on the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope. Another 33 millisecond pulsars (MSPs) discovered in deep radio searches of LAT sources will likely reveal pulsations once phase-connected rotation ephemerides are achieved. A further dozen optical and/or X-ray binary systems colocated with LAT sources also likely harbor gamma-ray MSPs. This catalog thus reports roughly 340 gamma-ray pulsars and candidates, 10% of all known pulsars, compared to ≤11 known before Fermi. Half of the gamma-ray pulsars are young. Of these, the half that are undetected in radio have a broader Galactic latitude distribution than the young radio-loud pulsars. The others are MSPs, with six undetected in radio. Overall, ≥236 are bright enough above 50 MeV to fit the pulse profile, the energy spectrum, or both. For the common two-peaked profiles, the gamma-ray peak closest to the magnetic pole crossing generally has a softer spectrum. The spectral energy distributions tend to narrow as the spindown power $\dot{E}$ decreases to its observed minimum near 1033 erg s-1, approaching the shape for synchrotron radiation from monoenergetic electrons. We calculate gamma-ray luminosities when distances are available. Our all-sky gamma-ray sensitivity map is useful for population syntheses. The electronic catalog version provides gamma-ray pulsar ephemerides, properties, and fit results to guide and be compared with modeling results.
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