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Parkes observations for project PX600 semester 2020APRS_20
The Galactic Center (GC) is a key target for the radio component of Breakthrough Listen (BL) program. Offering the largest amount of stars in any given direction in the sky, the GC is widely cited as a location believed to harbour advanced civilizations, and it is also the most energetic region in the Milky Way. We aim to conduct BL-GC Survey with ... moreParkes radio telescope for around 350 hours. We will cover the frequency range from 700 MHz to 4 GHz, utilizing the newly installed ultra-wideband receiver. Our team has already leveraged both standard and bespoke tools to construct a flexible software stack to search data for signals of interest. We will look for signals from extraterrestrial intelligence (ETI) by searching for both simple narrow-band signals and complex modulated signals. Along with that, as an ancillary science, we will also search for accelerated pulsars — likely orbiting a supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way Galaxy. Data products produced during this program will also be publically available to engage larger pulsar community less
Astronomical and Space Sciences not elsewhere classified
01 Apr 2020
30 Sep 2020
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Gajjar, Vishal; Green, James; Sarkissian, John; Mader, Stacy; Price, Danny; Siemion, Andrew; Perez, Karen; MacMahon, David; Lebofsky, Matt; Isaacson, Howard (2020): Parkes observations for project PX600 semester 2020APRS_20. v1. CSIRO. Data Collection.
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PX600 - Breakthrough Listen Commensal Project: Galactic Centre