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S. M. Ransom (McGill / MIT), M. A. Livingstone, J. W. T. Hessels (McGill), M. S. E. Roberts (McGill / MIT), C. Tam, V. M. Kaspi (McGill), F. Crawford (Haverford)
The identification of the unidentified EGRET sources remains one of the outstanding problems in high-energy astrophysics. We report the preliminary results of a survey of 52 unidentified EGRET error boxes at galactic latitudes >5 degrees from the plane using the Parkes radio telescope at 20 cm. Covering over 100 square degrees of sky, the 35 minute pointings using the sensitive Multibeam system provide a nominal sensitivity to pulsars with periods >20 ms of ~0.2 mJy. We discuss both new and previously known pulsars that have been observed by this survey and the likelihood that they are associated with the EGRET sources.
This work is funded by NSERC, CIAR, NASA, and a McGill University Tomlinson Fellowship.
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