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Parkes observations for project P743 semester 2017APRS_BPSR_05
This proposal aims to extend our survey observations of the Magellanic Clouds already reported by (Ridley et al.~2013) which are primarily motivated by the promise of probing their millisecond pulsar population. From observations of the Large Magellanic Cloud so far, which cover about 20\% of its spatial extent, we have discovered and obtained pre... moreliminary timing solutions for 8 normal pulsars. In this coming semester, we wish to complete the timing of these pulsars, and bring the survey coverage to 50\%. Based on our results so far, we
anticipate the discovery of around 10 new normal pulsars and possibly a few millisecond pulsars. For the first time, we would be able to definitively probe the relative populations of normal and millisecond pulsars in an external galaxy which has a significantly different star formation history to the Milky Way. These observations pave the way for future surveys of the Magellanic Clouds with MeerKAT. less
Astronomical and Space Sciences not elsewhere classified
01 Apr 2017
30 Sep 2017
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Lorimer, Duncan Ross; Crawford, Fronefield; Ridley, Joshua (2017): Parkes observations for project P743 semester 2017APRS_BPSR_05. v1. CSIRO. Data Collection.
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P743 - A high time resolution survey of the Large Magellanic Cloud
We will be surveying the Large Magellanic Cloud in order to detect radio pulsars that have spin periods on the order of milliseconds. None of these pulsars have been detected in the LMC so far, and they only make up a small portion of the pulsar population of our own Galaxy. If we are successful in detecting one or more of these pulsars, not only... more will that be a first, but we will be able to more accurately compare the pulsar populations of the LMC with the Milky Way. less
Duncan Ross Lorimer
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