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Pulsar Observations at the Ghana Radio Astronomy Observatory

  • T. W. Scragg (a1), B. W. Stappers (a1), R. P. Breton (a1), J. N. Smith (a2), D. Adomako (a3), B. Duah Asabere (a3), J. O. Chibueze (a2) and K. Cloete (a2)...

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In August 2017 a new radio telescope, the Ghana Radio Astronomy Observatory (GRAO), was officially inaugurated at Kuntunse, Ghana. The GRAO is a former satellite Earth station and now the first operational station in the African VLBI Network (AVN). The Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics (JBCA), supported by the UK’s STFC/Newton Fund, has developed a new pulsar timing system (Hebe) for the GRAO. We present some aspects of the design of Hebe and an outline of the first pulsar detection at GRAO.

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van Straten, W. & Bailes, M. 2011 PASA, vol 28, issue 1 pp. 114
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