Journal Article

Timing observations of Rotating Radio Transient J1819−1458 at Urumqi observatory

A. Esamdin, C. S. Zhao, Y. Yan, N. Wang, H. Nizamidin and Z. Y. Liu

in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

Published on behalf of The Royal Astronomical Society

Volume 389, issue 3, pages 1399-1404
Published in print September 2008 | ISSN: 0035-8711
Published online September 2008 | e-ISSN: 1365-2966 | DOI:
Timing observations of Rotating Radio Transient J1819−1458 at Urumqi observatory

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We report the timing-analysis results obtained for Rotating Radio Transient (RRAT) J1819−1458 from regular timing observations at 1.54 GHz using the Urumqi 25-m radio telescope between 2007 April and 2008 March. RRAT J1819−1458 is a relatively young and highly magnetized neutron star discovered by its sporadic short bursts in the Parkes Multibeam Pulsar Survey data. In 94 h of observation data, we detected a total of 162 dispersed bursts of RRAT J1819−1458 with the signal-to-noise ratios (S/Ns) above 5 σ threshold. Among them, five bursts clearly show two-component structure. The S/N of the strongest burst is 13.3. The source's DM measured through our data is 196.0 ± 0.4 pc cm−3. The timing position, frequency and its first derivative were determined using standard pulsar timing techniques on the arrival times of these individual bursts. The accuracy of the solved rotating parameters is improved comparing with that in previous publication. Our timing position with 2σ error is consistent with the position of its X-ray counterpart CXOU J181934.1−145804. The effect of timing noise and the phase fluctuation of the individual short bursts on the timing residuals is briefly discussed. The distribution of the timing residuals is bimodal, which cannot be explained readily by timing irregularity.

Keywords: stars: neutron; pulsars: individual: J1819−1458

Journal Article.  4113 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics

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