P1139 - Parkes triggered follow-up of an ultra-long period magnetar

Also known as: P1139

Brief description An unusually slowly-spinning pulsar has been detected by a low-frequency radio telescope, the MWA. It was visible for a few months in 2018 and has since disappeared. We are monitoring its position with the MWA, and if it brightens again, we will observe with Parkes to understand what it is doing on short timescales. That will help us understand whether it produces Fast Radio Bursts, which this kind of object has been predicted to do.

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