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Parkes observations for project P511 semester 2008APRS
We request continuing timing and monitoring observations of 6 rotating radio transients and confirmation of 8 others. These sources are rotating neutron stars which are detectable only through their sporadic radio bursts. The observations proposed here are crucial for understanding the emission mechanism of these sources and for determining how the... morey relate to other neutron star populations. we also aim to maintain the phase-connected timing solutions achieved during the last observing semester to determine positions, ages and magnretic fields. These observations are the cornerstone of an extensive campaign at X-ray, radio and infrared wavelengths. We have also reinspected our survey databases and found 8 new candidate RRATs which we propose to confirm and to start characterisation of their properties. less
Astronomical and Space Sciences not elsewhere classified
01 Apr 2008
30 Sep 2008
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McLaughlin, M; Manchester, R; Kramer, M; Lyne, A; O'Brien, J; Camilo, F; Stairs, I; Faulkner, A; Lorimer, D (2018): Parkes observations for project P511 semester 2008APRS. 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