Brief descriptionWith this proposal we ask time to continue our timing follow-up campaign of pulsars discovered with the MeerKAT telescope. Fourteen sources have been discovered in targeted observations of Fermi unidentified point sources, three in the Small Magellanic Cloud, 37 in Globular Clusters and 34 in a survey of the Galactic plane. A large fraction of the new discoveries are recycled pulsars (including at least one double neutron star system and several 'spider' binaries), or young pulsars. Timing observations have an essential role in exploiting the full potential of any pulsar discovery, allowing the precise measurement of rotational, astrometric and orbital parameters which, in turn, give us powerful tools to improve our understanding of the physics in extreme environments as well as of the population of neutron stars as a whole. The UWL receiver of the Parkes telescope is a sensitive, versatile instrument that is allowing us to successfully time these new sources, in the bright-end of TRAPUM discoveries. The UWL has also the unique advantage of allowing detailed studies of the eclipses of the so-called 'spider' pulsars, which make up about 1/3rd of the sources we aim at following-up with this project.
Data time period: 2022-04-01 to 2022-09-30
Astronomical and Space Sciences | Astronomical and Space Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified | Physical Sciences | pulsars, neutron stars |
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- Local : 102.100.100/445883
- DOI : 10.25919/q4dq-2634