The parkes multibeam pulsar survey and interstellar scattering
Author: Manchester, R.N.
Source: Astrophysics and Space Science, Volume 278, Numbers 1-2, 2001 , pp. 33-38(6)
Abstract:The Parkes multibeam pulsar survey is a major survey for pulsars lying within a 10^°-wide strip along the southern Galactic plane, using the multibeam receiver on the Parkes 64-m radiotelescope. It is an international collaboration between groups at Jodrell Bank Observatory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Bologna Astronomical Observatory and the ATNF. The survey commenced in 1997 August, and has so far succeeded in finding more than 550 previously unknown pulsars. Many of these are distant, with some beyond the centre of the Galaxy according to current models of the interstellar electron density distribution. Interstellar scattering affects the pulse profile of many of the more distant pulsars even at 1374 MHz, the centre frequency of the survey. Preliminary results from the survey are presented.
Document Type: Regular Paper
Affiliations: Australia Telescope National Facility, CSIRO, P.O. Box 76, Epping, NSW 1710, Australia
Publication date: 2001-01-01