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Radio observations of two intermittent pulsars: PSRs J1832+0029 and J1841-0500

Wang, S. Q. and Wang, J. B. and Hobbs, G. and Zhang, S. B. and Shannon, R. M. and Dai, S. and Hollow, R. and Kerr, M. and Ravi, V. and Wang, N. and Zhang, L. (2020) Radio observations of two intermittent pulsars: PSRs J1832+0029 and J1841-0500. Astrophysical Journal, 897 (1). Art. No. 8. ISSN 1538-4357. doi:10.3847/1538-4357/ab9302.

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We present long-term observations of two intermittent pulsars, PSRs J1832+0029 and J1841−0500, using the Parkes 64 m radio telescope. The radio emission for these pulsars switches off for year-long durations. Our new observations have enabled us to improve the determination of the on–off timescales and the spin-down rates during those emission states. In general our results agree with previous studies of these pulsars, but we now have significantly longer data spans. We have identified two unexpected signatures in the data. Weak emission was detected in a single observation of PSR J1832+0029 during an off emission state. For PSR J1841−0500, we identified a quasi-periodic fluctuation in the intensities of the detectable single pulses, with a modulation period between 21 and 36 pulse periods.

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Hobbs, G.0000-0003-1502-100X
Dai, S.0000-0002-7928-416X
Kerr, M.0000-0002-0893-4073
Ravi, V.0000-0002-7252-5485
Additional Information:© 2020 The American Astronomical Society. Received 2020 March 9; accepted 2020 May 11; published 2020 June 26. The Parkes radio telescope is part of the Australia Telescope National Facility, which is funded by the Commonwealth of Australia for operation as a National Facility managed by CSIRO. This paper includes archived data obtained through the CSIRO Data Access Portal ( This work is supported by the Youth Innovation Promotion Association of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Heaven Lake Hundred-Talent Program of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China, the National Key Research and Development Program of China (No.2016YFA0400804 and No.2017YFA0402602), the Strategic Priority Research Program (B) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (No.XDB230102000), NSFC Project (no.11873080), CAS-MPG LEGACY funding and the Operation, Maintenance and Upgrading Fund for Astronomical Telescopes and Facility Instruments, budgeted from the Ministry of Finance of China (MOF) and administrated by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). R.M.S. acknowledges Australian Research Council grants FT190100155 and CE170100004. Work at NRL is supported by NASA.
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Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)UNSPECIFIED
Chinese Academy of SciencesXDB230102000
Heaven Lake Hundred-Talent Program of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of ChinaUNSPECIFIED
National Key Research and Development Program of China2016YFA0400804
National Key Research and Development Program of China2017YFA0402602
National Natural Science Foundation of China11873080
Ministry of Finance (China)UNSPECIFIED
Australian Research CouncilFT190100155
Australian Research CouncilCE170100004
Subject Keywords:Radio pulsars ; Pulsars ; Pulsar timing method
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Classification Code:Unified Astronomy Thesaurus concepts: Radio pulsars (1353); Pulsars (1306); Pulsar timing method (1305)
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Official Citation:S. Q. Wang et al 2020 ApJ 897 8
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