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Parkes observations for project P511 semester 2009OCTS
We request continuing timing observations of eight rotating radio transients. Since the last observing semester, we have achieved phase-connected solutions for four additional sources, and have submitted three papers which make use of the Parkes data from this program. The observations proposed here are crucial for continuing with this progress, an... mored for understanding the emission mechanism of these sources and for determining how they relate to other neutron star populations. We aim to continue to time the sources with phase-connected solutions to search for glitches (as seen for J1819-1458) or other timing abnormalities. We also request timing observations of three new RRATs. These observations are the cornerstone of an extensive campaign at X-ray, radio and infrared wavelengths. less
Astronomical and Space Sciences not elsewhere classified
01 Apr 2009
31 Mar 2010
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McLaughlin, M; Manchester, R; Kramer, M; Lyne, A; Camilo, F; Stairs, I; Lorimer, D; Keane, Evan; Miller, Josh (2018): Parkes observations for project P511 semester 2009OCTS. v1. CSIRO. Data Collection.
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Australia Telescope National Facility
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