The High Time Resolution Universe Pulsar Survey - I. System configuration and initial discoveries

  title={The High Time Resolution Universe Pulsar Survey - I. System configuration and initial discoveries},
  author={Michael J. Keith and Andrew Jameson and Willem van Straten and Matthew Bailes and S Johnston and Michael Kramer and Andrea Possenti and Samuel Bates and N. D. Ramesh Bhat and Marta Burgay and Sarah Burke-Spolaor and Nicolo' D'Amico and Lina Levin and Peter Leonard McMahon and Sabrina Milia and Ben W. Stappers},
  journal={Journal of Leukocyte Biology},
We have embarked on a survey for pulsars and fast transients using the 13-beam multibeam receiver on the Parkes Radio Telescope. Installation of a digital backend allows us to record 400 MHz of bandwidth for each beam, split into 1024 channels and sampled every 64 μs. Limits of the receiver package restrict us to a 340 MHz observing band centred at 1352 MHz. The factor of 8 improvement in frequency resolution over previous multibeam surveys allows us to probe deeper into the Galactic plane for… 

The Northern High Time Resolution Universe pulsar survey - I. Setup and initial discoveries

We report on the setup and initial discoveries of the Northern High Time Resolution Universe survey for pulsars and fast transients, the first major pulsar survey conducted with the 100-m Effelsberg

The High Time Resolution Universe surveys for pulsars and fast transients

  • M. Keith
  • Physics
    Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union
  • 2012
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The High Time Resolution Universe Pulsar Survey – XII. Galactic plane acceleration search and the discovery of 60 pulsars

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The Parkes multi-beam pulsar survey - I. Observing and data analysis systems, discovery and timing of 100 pulsars

limiting flux density of the survey is about 0.2 mJy. At shorter or longer periods or higher dispersions, the sensitivity is reduced. Timing observations are carried out for pulsars discovered in the


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