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- A large-area survey for radio pulsars at high galactic latitudes
- Jacoby, B. A.; Bailes, M.; Ord, S.; Knight, H.; Hotan, A.; Edwards, R. T.; Kulkarni, S. R.
- We have completed a survey for pulsars at high galactic latitudes with the 64-m Parkes radio telescope. Observing with the 13-beam multibeam receiver at a frequency of 1374 MHz, we covered ~4150 square degrees in the region -100° ≤ l ≤ 50°, 15 ° ≤ |b| ≤ 30° with 7232 pointings of 265s each. The signal from each beam was processed by a 96- channel x 3 MHz x 2- polarization filterbank, with the detected power in the two polarizations of each frequency channel summed and digitized with 1-bit resolution every 125 μs, giving good sensitivity to millisecond pulsars with low or moderate dispersion measure. The resulting 2.4 TB data set was processed using standard pulsar search techniques with the workstation cluster at the Swinburne Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing. This survey resulted in the discovery of 26 new pulsars including 7 binary or millisecond 'recycled' pulsars, and re-detected 36 previously known pulsars. We describe the survey methodology and results, and present timing solutions for the 19 newly discovered slow pulsars.
- Publication type
- Book chapter
- Research centre
- Swinburne University of Technology. Faculty of Information and Communication Technologies. Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing
- Recycled pulsars / Bryan Anthony Jacoby (ed.), pp. 5-30
- Publication year
- Binary pulsars; Discovery; Millisecond pulsars; Parkes radio telescope; Pulsars; Surveys
- Universal Publishers
- 9781581123937, 1581123930
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- Copyright © 2005 Bryan Anthony Jacoby All rights reserved.
- Peer reviewed