Neutron Star Masses


An up-to-date compilation of neutron star mass measurements in various source categories. You can download the data for this figure from here or find the pdf version of the data tables here.



Reference: Ozel & Freire 2016, Annual Reviews of Astronomy and Astrophysics




The current data have been used to infer the intrinsic distribution of neutron star masses in these different populations. This figure includes the mass distribution of double neutron stars, recycled pulsars, and slow pulsars, which are thought to be near their birth masses.