It has a period of 89 ms (the shortest known at the time of its discovery) and the remnant from the supernova explosion is estimated to be travelling at 1,200 km/s. It has the third brightest optical component of all known pulsars (magnitude 23.6) which pulses twice for every single radio pulse. The Vela pulsar is the brightest persistent object in the high energy gamma ray sky.
On the Threshold of Cherenkov Astronomy; Radiation of Extremely High Energy from Several Celestial Objects Is Leading Astronomers to Extend Their Science's Spectral Range Yet Again
Oct 25, 1986; On the Threshold of Cherenkov Astronomy How high in energy does the radiation from celestial objects go? Is there some upper...