PULSED optical emission has been detected from the Vela pulsar, PSR 0833–45. Double pulses were detected from an area which included Lasker's1 star M. The pulsed emission has a time-averaged blue magnitude of approximately 25.2 min.

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  1. Anglo-Australian Observatory, P.O. Box 296, Epping, NSW, 2121, Australia

    • P. T. WALLACE
    • , B. A. PETERSON
    • , P. G. MURDIN
    •  & I. J. DANZIGER
  2. CSIRO Division of Radiophysics, P.O. Box 76, Epping, NSW, 2121, Australia

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    •  & W. M. Goss
  3. Royal Greenwich Observatory, Hailsham, East Sussex, UK

    • F. G. SMITH
    • , M. J. DISNEY
    • , K. F. HARTLEY
    • , D. H. P. JONES
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