Parkes observations for project P863 semester 2014APRS01
In this proposal we request observations from the Parkes radio telescope to survey time variability in the radio emission from a sample of pulsars. The aim is to elucidate different phenomena occurring in the pulsars' magnetospheres. We have chosen a sample of nine pulsars that exhibit various characteristics of the state-changing phenomenon (some... more are moding pulsars and some are intermittent pulsars). We plan to use the dual-band receiver that will simultaneously provide us with information at widely separated frequency bands. less
Astronomical and Space Sciences not elsewhere classified
01 Apr 2014
30 Sep 2014
pulsars, neutron stars
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Hobbs, George; Johnston, Simon; Hollow, Robert; Ravi, Vikram; Kerr, Matthew; Shannon, Ryan (2014): Parkes observations for project P863 semester 2014APRS01. v1. CSIRO. Data Collection.
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P863 - Analysis of state switching pulsars
Pulsars are peculiar objects. Some suddenly switch off. Others seem to act as a normal pulsars, but then (within one rotation of the neutron star) suddenly change their profile shape. Some pulsars undergo events in which their spin frequency suddenly increases. Recently astronomers have found evidence for links between these various phenomena. ... moreWith these observations we plan to study such links in more detail than has been possible before. less