AAS 205th Meeting, 9-13 January 2005
Session 76 X-Ray Binaries, and Pulsars
Oral, Tuesday, January 11, 2005, 10:00-11:30am, Royal Palm 1-3

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[76.07] ALFA Arecibo Pulsar Surveys

P. Freire (Arecibo Observatory, NAIC), ALFA Pulsar Consortium Team

We report on the start of a long-term pulsar survey program at the Arecibo Observatory. This program uses the Arecibo L-band Feed Array (ALFA, a seven-beam system operating at 1.4 GHz with 0.3 GHz bandwidth, and fast-dump digital spectrometers) to achieve a sensitivity to faint pulsars that is unprecedented for any blind surveys of the Galactic disk. Over the next 5 years; the Arecibo ALFA surveys will discover hundreds of new pulsars along the Galactic plane, and significantly increase the number of known millisecond pulsars. Preliminary shallow observations of a small part of the Galactic plane has already yielded the detection of 29 known pulsars, the discovery of ten new pulsars through a standard periodicity search, and the discovery of an eleventh object through detection of isolated dispersed pulses.

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