The TRAPUM collaboration has used the MeerKAT telescope to conduct a search for pulsed radio emission from the young Small Magellanic Cloud pulsar J0058-7218 located in the supernova remnant IKT 16, following its discovery in X-rays with XMM-Newton. We report no significant detection of dispersed, pulsed radio emission from this source in three 2-h L-band observations using the core dishes of MeerKAT, setting an upper limit of 7.0 $\mu$Jy on its mean flux density at 1284 MHz. This is nearly seven times deeper than previous radio searches for this pulsar in Parkes L-band observations. This suggests that the radio emission of PSR J0058-7218 is not beamed towards Earth or that PSR J0058-7218 is similar to a handful of Pulsar Wind Nebulae systems that have a very low radio efficiency, such as PSR B0540-6919, the Large Magellanic Cloud Crab pulsar analogue. We have also searched for bright, dispersed, single radio pulses and found no candidates above a fluence of 93 mJy ms at 1284 MHz.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
- Pub Date:
- December 2022
- pulsars: individual: PSR J0058-7218;
- Astrophysics - High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena
- 7 pages, 2 figures, 1 table. Accepted for publication in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society