New radio pulsar discovered in Arecibo data

Congratulations to our volunteers James Drews, UW-Madison and juergenstoetzel. Their computers have discovered a new radio pulsar J1859+03, in data from the Arecibo Observatory PALFA survey.

Drews works at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and is the ninth-ranked Einstein@Home volunteer, measured by total computing credits. This is his second pulsar discovery!

Further details about these and other Einstein@Home pulsar discoveries can be found on this web page, and will be published in due course.

Bruce Allen
Director, Einstein@Home

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Mike Hewson
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New radio pulsar discovered in Arecibo data

Congratulations one and all ! :-) :-)

[ And if I'm reading the data sheets correctly, that was a fairly subtle discovery too ie. a credit to the full phase model that E@H searches upon ? ]

Cheers, Mike.

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Congratulations to the pulsar

Congratulations to the pulsar discovery!

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Congratulations!! I'm SO

Congratulations!!

I'm SO jealous!! hehe

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Congratulations to the pulsar

Congratulations to the pulsar discovery!

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RE: Congratulations one and

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Congratulations one and all ! :-) :-)

[ And if I'm reading the data sheets correctly, that was a fairly subtle discovery too ie. a credit to the full phase model that E@H searches upon ? ]

Cheers, Mike.

Hi Mike,

your right about the subtle discovery, it is a relatively faint signal. But it is not a pulsar in a very compact binary system (which would've required our full phase model). What makes it difficult to find is that there is radio frequency interference (RFI) from man-made sources (airport radar, electronics, etc.) at very similar frequencies like the pulsars. We've seen in the past a couple of times that with our processing we can find signals even in pretty bad RFI environments. And this discovery is just another proof :-)

Cheers,
Benjamin

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Thanks for that detail Ben.

Thanks for that detail Ben. That's an awesome find. E@H just rocks ! :-)

Cheers, Mike.

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Congratulations to all, and

Congratulations to all, and especially to the
discoverers...

We can together

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That's Great News.

That's Great News. Congratulations to all concerned.

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Hallo! At first also my

Hallo!
At first also my congratulations.
If I´m right, the crunching has been finished in Jul 2010. Does this mean, these results has been reviewed just now, 3.5 year later? And can be expected to find in this results even more new pulsars? Would be really nice. How much of the whole amount of results have n´t been reviewed now?

Kind regards and happy crunching
Martin

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It was probably more a

It was probably more a question of getting telescope time to examine the candidate spooted by E@H in the real world.

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I think everyone is pretty

I think everyone is pretty happy about this! It certainly broke something of a dry spell :).

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Congratulations on the

Congratulations on the discovery

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Wonderful discovery for us

Wonderful discovery for us all, congratulations my friend. Indeed the dry spell has been broken.

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Well done!

Well done!