Volume 379, Number 1, November III 2001
|Page(s)||270 - 278|
|Section||Interstellar and circumstellar matter|
|Published online||15 November 2001|
Simultaneous single-pulse observations of radio pulsars
I. The polarization characteristics of PSR B0329+54
Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie, Auf dem Hügel 69, 53121 Bonn, Germany
2 Jodrell Bank Observatory, University of Manchester, Macclesfield, Chesire SK11 9DL, UK
3 Arecibo Observatory, HC3 Box 53995, Arecibo, Puerto Rico, PR 00612, USA
Corresponding author: A. Karastergiou, firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 19 September 2001
We present the first results from a programme of multi-frequency simultaneous single pulse observations carried out as part of the European Pulsar Network. We detail the main data analysis methods and apply them to simultaneous observations of the strong pulsar B0329+54 at 1.4 and 2.7 GHz using the Jodrell Bank and Effelsberg radio telescopes respectively. The pulses at different frequencies are highly correlated in their total intensity, as seen in previous experiments, and generally show consistent position angles of the linearly polarized component. In contrast, the circularly polarized emission sometimes shows clear differences between pulses received at different frequencies. These results are unexpected and warrant further follow-up studies to interpret them in the context of the intrinsic bandwidth of pulsar radiation.
Key words: stars: pulsars: individual: PSR B0329+54 / polarization
© ESO, 2001
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