AAS 206th Meeting, 29 May - 2 June 2005
Session 37 The Milky Way
Poster, Wednesday, 10:00am-7:00pm, Thursday, 9:20am-2:00pm, June 1, 2005, Ballroom A

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[37.02] Radio Observations of the Bursting Transient Source, GCRT J1745-3009

S.D. Hyman (Sweet Briar College), P.S. Ray, T.J.W. Lazio, N.E. Kassim (Naval Research Laboratory), S. Roy (National Centre for Radio Astrophysics)

We have detected a new transient radio source, GCRT J1745-3009, in a 7 hr archival VLA observation of the Galactic center at 0.33 GHz. The transient exhibited five ~1 Jy bursts, each ~10 minutes in duration, every 1.27 hr (Nature, 434, 50-52, 2005) on 30 September 2002. The characteristics of this source suggest that it is a member of a new class of possibly coherently emitting objects, or a hitherto unknown mode of activity of an existing class. We present results from new radio observations made this year to detect GCRT J1745-3009 and results from additional archival observations.

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

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