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No bursts detected from FRB121102 in two 5-hour observing campaigns with the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope

Price, Danny C. and Gajjar, Vishal and Rosenthal, Lee and Hallinan, Gregg and Croft, Steve and DeBoer, David and Hellbourg, Greg and Isaacson, Howard and Lebofsky, Matt and Lynch, Ryan and MacMahon, David H. E. and Men, Yunpeng and Xu, Yonghua and Liu, Zhiyong and Lee, Kejia and Siemion, Andrew (2018) No bursts detected from FRB121102 in two 5-hour observing campaigns with the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope. . (Unpublished)

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Here, we report non-detection of radio bursts from Fast Radio Burst FRB 121102 during two 5-hour observation sessions on the Robert C. Byrd 100-m Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia, USA, on December 11, 2017, and January 12, 2018. In addition, we report non-detection during an abutting 10-hour observation with the Kunming 40-m telescope in China, which commenced UTC 10:00 January 12, 2018. These are among the longest published contiguous observations of FRB 121102, and support the notion that FRB 121102 bursts are episodic. These observations were part of a simultaneous optical and radio monitoring campaign with the the Caltech HIgh-speed Multi-color CamERA (CHIMERA) instrument on the Hale 5.1-m telescope.

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Price, Danny C.0000-0003-2783-1608
Gajjar, Vishal0000-0002-8604-106X
Rosenthal, Lee0000-0001-8391-5182
Hallinan, Gregg0000-0002-7083-4049
DeBoer, David0000-0003-3197-2294
Hellbourg, Greg0000-0002-8191-3885
Isaacson, Howard0000-0002-0531-1073
Lebofsky, Matt0000-0002-7042-7566
Lynch, Ryan0000-0001-5229-7430
Siemion, Andrew0000-0003-2828-7720
Additional Information:Breakthrough Listen is managed by the Breakthrough Initiatives, sponsored by the Breakthrough Prize Foundation. Part of this research was carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under a contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. VG would like to acknowledge NSF grant 1407804 and the Marilyn and Watson Alberts SETI Chair funds. KJL and YPM were supported by NSFC U15311243, XDB23010200 and Max-Planck partner group with MPIfR. LZY was supported by foundation for Key laboratory of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (2015KL012).
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Breakthrough Prize FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Marilyn and Watson Alberts SETI Chair FundsUNSPECIFIED
National Science Foundation of ChinaU15311243
National Science Foundation of ChinaXDB23010200
Max-Planck SocietyUNSPECIFIED
Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy (MPIfR)UNSPECIFIED
Key laboratory of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region2015KL012
Subject Keywords:stars: neutron; radiation mechanisms: non-thermal; fast radio bursts
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:03 Apr 2019 22:44
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