- Further searches for Rotating Radio Transients in the Parkes Multi-beam Pulsar Survey
- Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
- Volume | Issue number
- 401 | 2
- Pages (from-to)
- Document type
- Faculty of Science (FNWI)
- Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy (API)
We describe the steps involved in performing searches for sources of transient radio emission such as Rotating Radio Transients (RRATs), and present 10 new transient radio sources discovered in a re-analysis of the Parkes Multi-beam Pulsar Survey. Followup observations of each new source as well as one previously known source are also presented. The new sources suggest that the population of transient radio-emitting neutron stars, and hence the neutron star population in general, may be even larger than initially predicted. We highlight the importance of radio frequency interference excision for single-pulse searches. Also, we discuss some interesting properties of individual sources and consider the difficulties involved in precisely defining a RRAT and determining where they fit in with the other known classes of neutron stars.
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