On the origin of a highly dispersed coherent radio burst

@article{Keane2012OnTO,
  title={On the origin of a highly dispersed coherent radio burst},
  author={Evan F. Keane and Ben W. Stappers and Michael Kramer and A. G. Lyne - Max Planck Institut fuer Radioastronomie and Bonn and - Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics and University of Manchester},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters},
  year={2012},
  volume={425},
  pages={71}
}
We discuss the possible source of a highly dispersed radio transient discovered in the Parkes Multibeam Pulsar Survey (PMPS). The pulse has a dispersion measure of 746 cm-3 pc, a peak flux density of 400 mJy for the observed pulse width of 7.8 ms and a flat spectrum across a 288-MHz band centred on 1374 MHz. The flat spectrum suggests that the pulse did not originate from a pulsar, but is consistent with radio-emitting magnetar spectra. The non-detection of subsequent bursts constrains any… 

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