AAS 201st Meeting, January, 2003
Session 50. The Milky Way: From Center to Halo
Poster, Tuesday, January 7, 2003, 9:20am-6:30pm, Exhibit Hall AB

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[50.04U] A Search for Radio Transients and Variables in the Galactic Center

J.L. Neureuther, S.D. Hyman (Sweet Briar College), T.J.W. Lazio, M.E. Nord, N.E. Kassim (Naval Research Laboratory)

We report on a search for radio transients in the Galactic center using a number of 327 MHz VLA observations made during the 1990's, and from a series of monthly VLA observations made during Spring and Summer 2002. A typical yield of compact sources in a given epoch is roughly 200. We have detected at least one new radio transient located only 1.1 degrees north of the Galactic center (AJ, 2002, vol. 123, pg. 1497). Other candidate sources are also presented. We use these observations to constrain the timescale(s) and nature of radio transients and variables in the Galactic center.

Basic research in radio astronomy at the NRL is supported by the Office of Naval Research, and at Sweet Briar College by Research Corporation, the Jeffress Memorial Trust, and the National Science Foundation.

The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: shyman@sbc.edu

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