- The radio sky on short timescales with LOFAR: pulsars and fast transients
- Astronomical Society of the Pacific conference series
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- Faculty of Science (FNWI)
- Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy (API)
LOFAR, the "low-frequency array", will be one of the first in a new generation of radio telescopes and Square Kilometer Array (SKA) pathfinders that are highly flexible in capability because they are largely software driven. LOFAR will not only open up a mostly unexplored spectral window, the lowest frequency radio light observable from the Earth’s surface, but it will also be an unprecedented tool with which to monitor the transient radio sky over a large field of view and down to timescales of milliseconds or less. Here we discuss LOFAR’s current and upcoming capabilities for observing fast transients and pulsars, and briefly present recent commissioning observations of known pulsars.
- eprintid: arXiv:0903.1447
Proceedings title: The Low-Frequency Radio Universe: An event commemorating the birth centenary of Dr. Homi J. Bhabha: Proceedings of a conference held at National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA), TIFR, Pune, India 8-12 December 2008
Publisher: Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP)
Place of publication: San Francisco
Editors: D.J. Saikia, D.A. Green, Y. Gupta, T. Venturi
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