# Can a pulsar hit us with both beams?

Can a pulsar have an axial tilt close enough to $$90^\circ$$ to hit us with both beams for two pulses per rotation?

• Are your interested in theory of orientations, or whether there's ever been an observed pulsar with significant axial tilt? – Carl Witthoft May 6 '20 at 14:55
• @CarlWitthoft Theory is the focus of the question, but if it fits as a minor addendum to an answer, information about actual observations is appreciated. Presumably if we've seen such pulsars, then we know it's possible, and if we currently think it's impossible, we haven't seen any. – smithkm May 7 '20 at 19:51