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Parkes observations for project P942 semester 2017APRS_BPSR_01
We propose to search for giant pulses from pulsars in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). Giant pulses have intensities of more than 10 times the pulsar mean intensity, and therefore enable us to identify distant pulsars in other galaxies. We will use the multibeam receiver to target a Crab-like pulsar, J0537-6910, in the LMC, which has only been ide... morentified in the X-ray band and is likely to show giant pulse activities. The multibeam receiver will cover the central region of the LMC and allow us to search for giant pulses from other pulsars and identify new pulsars. Such studies would also help us understand the origin of fast radio bursts as they have been proposed to be giant pulses from extra-galatic pulsars. less
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01 Apr 2017
30 Sep 2017
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Dai, Shi; Johnston, Simon; Hobbs, George (2017): Parkes observations for project P942 semester 2017APRS_BPSR_01. v1. CSIRO. Data Collection.
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P942 - Searching for giant pulses from pulsars in the Large Magellanic Cloud
Pulsars are extremely compact stars that radiate periodic signals. The periodic signals from pulsars can be used to detect gravitational waves and study the interstellar medium. We are interested in searching for pulsars in other galaxies, such as the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), which is 158,200 light years away from us. Because pulsars in the LM... moreC are distant, it is difficult to find them using conventional methods. We propose to search for giant pulses from these pulsars that are more than 10 times brighter than normal pulses. This will enable us to find new pulsars in the LMC and also understand the origin of fast radio bursts which are similar to giant pulses from distant pulsars. less
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