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Parkes observations for project P511 semester 2006APRS
We propose further investigations into eleven bursting radio sources. Timing observations are crucial for determining ages and magnetic field strengths and gaining insights into the physics responsible for their unusual emission. Characterisation of the on/off timescales will enable us to model transient survey selection effects and better understa... morend the transient population. Further observations are also crucial for measuring burst properties and for comparison with observations at other wavelengths. This may enable us to determine the physical origin of the bursts and could lead to the identification of a completely new type of emission mechanism. less
Astronomical and Space Sciences not elsewhere classified
01 Apr 2006
30 Sep 2006
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McLaughlin, M; Possenti, Andrea; Manchester, R; Kramer, M; Lyne, A; O'Brien, J; Burgay, Marta; Camilo, F; Stairs, I; Lorimer, D (2018): Parkes observations for project P511 semester 2006APRS. v1. CSIRO. Data Collection.
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P511 - Further Investigations into a New Class of Radio Transients
Neutron stars are of interest to a broad range of astronomers and physicists. They can be used to probe equations of state of superdense matter, to study plasma and particle physics, and to test theories of general relativity and even cosmology. We have found an entirely new class of these objects which are radio emitters for less than 1 second a d... moreay! Understanding how these objects emit is very important for neutron star astrophysics and has huge implications for the total number of such stars in our Galaxy. We expect many more of these objects to be found by large field of view instruments such as LOFAR and the SKA. less
Duncan Ross Lorimer