What would make a gamma ray-only pulsar a better candidate for our guiding light? Would it have been visible for a shorter time, perhaps?
Originally Posted by trinitree88
It seems plausible to me that if the Christmas star was an astronomical object that it would have been found in Aries, associated with Israel.
Using my little Starry Night pkg., I only found one pulsar in Aries, PSR0304+1932 (PSR0301+19 in Epoch 1950) with a 1.4 second period. Any remote chance it dates back only 2000 years? [I could find no info on it.]
We know time flies, we just can't see its wings.