Zwicky Transient Facility constraints on the optical emission from the nearby repeating FRB 180916.J0158+65

  title={Zwicky Transient Facility constraints on the optical emission from the nearby repeating FRB 180916.J0158+65},
  author={Igor Andreoni and Wenbin Lu and Roger M. H. Smith and Frank Masci and Eric C. Bellm and Matthew Graham and Dr. Burcin Kaplan and Mansi M. Kasliwal and Stephen B Kaye and Thomas Kupfer and Russ R. Laher and Ashish Mahabal and Jakob Nordin and Michael Porter and Thomas A. Prince and Dan J. Reiley and Reed Riddle and Joannes Van Roestel and Yuhan Yao},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena},
  • Igor Andreoni, Wenbin Lu, +16 authors Yuhan Yao
  • Published 2020
  • Physics
  • arXiv: High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena
  • The discovery rate of fast radio bursts (FRBs) is increasing dramatically thanks to new radio facilities. Meanwhile, wide-field instruments such as the 47 deg$^2$ Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF) survey the optical sky to study transient and variable sources. We present serendipitous ZTF observations of the CHIME repeating source FRB 180916.J0158+65, that was localized to a spiral galaxy 149 Mpc away and is the first FRB suggesting periodic modulation in its activity. While 147 ZTF exposures… CONTINUE READING

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