The Parkes observatory pulsar data archive

George Hobbs, Daniel Miller, Richard Manchester, James Dempsey, Jessica M Chapman, Jonathan Khoo, Janet Applegate, Matthew Bailes, Ramesh Bhat, Robert Bridle, Anna Borg, Andrew Brown, Craig Burnett, Camilo Fernando, Carmel Cattalini, A Chaudhary, Robert Chen, N D'Amico, L Kedziora-Chudczer, Timothy CornwellRohan George, Grant Hampson, Meredith Hepburn, Andrew Jameson, Michael Keith, Tricia Kelly, Arkadi Kosmynin, E Lenc, D Lorimer, Cynthia Love, A Lyne, Vincent McIntyre, John Morrissey, Martin Pienaar, John Reynolds, Gerry Ryder, John M Sarkissian, Anne Stevenson, Andrew E Treloar, Willem van Straten, M Whiting, Grant Wilson

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Abstract

The Parkes pulsar data archive currently provides access to 144044 data files obtained from observations carried out at the Parkes observatory since the year 1991. Around 105 files are from surveys of the sky, the remainder are observations of 775 individual pulsars and their corresponding calibration signals. Survey observations are included from the Parkes 70cm and the Swinburne Intermediate Latitude surveys. Individual pulsar observations are included from young pulsar timing projects, the Parkes Pulsar Timing Array and from the PULSE@Parkes outreach program. The data files and access methods are compatible with Virtual Observatory protocols. This paper describes the data currently stored in the archive and presents ways in which these data can be searched and downloaded.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)202 - 214
Number of pages13
JournalPublications of the Astronomical Society of Australia
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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