- Select survey parameters:

channel bandwidth

total bandwidth

telescope area

sampling interval

total integration time

suitable for finding a 0.6ms pulsar with a dispersion measure of 150 pccm and a flux density of 1mJy. Assume:

Observing frequency = 600 MHz

Pulse duty cycle is 20%

Hint: choose a channel bandwidth sufficiently narrow to to avoid dispersion smearing of the pulsar. - Is such a search presently feasible? Why?
- Calculate the radius of the light cylinder for pulsars with periods of 10.0, 1.0, 0.1, 0.01, 0.001 seconds
- Calculate how much a pin head, of neutron star material would weigh.
- Find out how many extragalactic pulsars are known
- Would it be possible to find a pulsar in the Andromeda galaxy? What
are the main difficulties involved?

Thu Dec 19 15:15:11 GMT 1996