The Thousand-Pulsar-Array programme on MeerKAT I: Science objectives and first results

18 Feb 2020 Johnston Simon Karastergiou A. Keith M. J. Song X. Weltevrede P. Abbate F. Bailes M. Buchner S. Camilo F. Geyer M. Hugo B. Kramer A. Jameson. M. Parthasarathy A. Reardon D. J. Ridolfi A. Serylak M. Shannon R. M. Spiewak R. van Straten W. Krishnan V. Venkatraman Jankowski F. Meyers B. W. Oswald L. Posselt B. Sobey C. Szary A. van Leeuwen J.

We report here on initial results from the Thousand Pulsar Array (TPA) programme, part of the Large Survey Project "MeerTime" on the MeerKAT telescope. The interferometer is used in tied-array mode in the band from 856 to 1712~MHz, and the wide band coupled with the large collecting area and low receiver temperature make it an excellent telescope for the study of radio pulsars... (read more)

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  • HIGH ENERGY ASTROPHYSICAL PHENOMENA
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