Contributed Talk - Splinter TimeDomain

Wednesday, 15 September 2021, 16:15   (virtual TimeD)

High cadence, long term monitoring of very bright radio transients

Wolfgang Herrmann
Astropeiler Stockert e.V.

Repeating Fast Radio Bursts (FRB) can occasionally emit exceptionally bright pulses. The occurrence of such bright pulses seems to be more frequent than originally expected indicating a bi-modal distribution of the energy of such pulses. In order to investigate the high end of the energy distribution, a long-term high cadence monitoring has been set up at the 25-m Stockert radio telescope. We will report on first results of this observation campaign. Since one of the potential putative sources of FRB events are magnetars, this is complemented by long-term monitoring of the high energy pulses from the magnetar XTE 1810-197 in order to identify any similarities between FRB and magnetar pulses. The findings from this observation campaign will be reported.