I think we'd have to use a bit of artistic license here to be honest. Getting at all close to a pulsar in real life would be a pretty dumb thing to do.
Indeed. This is the very reason why the scientific community is so interested in examining this rather large, but LIghtweight Pulse Emitting Object (LIPEO), which is the term used in the Tianve Ooniversity.
They're actually much nastier than black holes!
I remember an astronomer who said that a pulsar is way better than a black hole: "It can still devour you like a black hole, but it has the benefit of a nasty death ray as a distance weapon".
If the Tianve Pulsar was a real pulsar, any planet or sun in such a short distance would have to rotate at relativistic speeds within a extremely nasty magnetic field (just imagine what an iron planet core at those speeds in that distance in such a field would do... Yuck!). And getting hit by a real pulsars ray at that distance? Well, if the ray can be clearly analysed from a few billion lightyears distance, it would give more than a nasty sunburn when applied within system range
So, the Tianve Pulsar is indeed something different - A Ooniverse LIPEO.
The question that makes to boffins wonder is how this thing came to pass. It's mass and density is too low and its size is too big to be caused by any known natural astronomical phenomenon. There are theories in the wild that the pulsar is the result of a kind of scientific or military accident.
And the Galactic Navy Intelligence and GalCop is trying to find out why the navigation computers from captured thargoid ships mark the pulsars location not as astronomical object but as kind of artificial thing, like a ship or station...