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Title: Characterizing Pulsars Detected in the Rapid ASKAP Continuum Survey
Abstract

We present the detection of 661 known pulsars observed with the Australian SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP) telescope at 888 MHz as part of the Rapid ASKAP Continuum Survey (RACS). Detections were made through astrometric coincidence and we estimate the false alarm rate of our sample to be ∼0.5%. Using archival data at 400 and 1400 MHz, we estimate the power-law spectral indices for the pulsars in our sample and find that the mean spectral index is −1.78 ± 0.6. However, we also find that a single power law is inadequate for modeling all the observed spectra. With the addition of flux densities between 150 MHz and 3 GHz from various imaging surveys, we find that up to 40% of our sample show deviations from a simple power-law model. Using StokesVmeasurements from the RACS data, we measured the circular polarization fraction for 9% of our sample and find that the mean polarization fraction is ∼10% (consistent between detections and upper limits). Using the dispersion-measure-derived distance, we estimate the pseudo-luminosity of the pulsars and do not find any strong evidence for a correlation with the pulsars’ intrinsic properties.

 
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NSF-PAR ID:
10467641
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DOI PREFIX: 10.3847
Date Published:
Journal Name:
The Astrophysical Journal
Volume:
956
Issue:
1
ISSN:
0004-637X
Format(s):
Medium: X Size: Article No. 28
Size(s):
["Article No. 28"]
Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation
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