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Breakthrough Listen follow-up of the reported transient signal observed at the Arecibo Telescope in the direction of Ross 128

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  18 December 2017

J. Emilio Enriquez*
Affiliation:
Department of Astronomy, University of California, 501 Campbell Hall #3411, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
Andrew Siemion
Affiliation:
Department of Astronomy, University of California, 501 Campbell Hall #3411, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA Department of Astrophysics/IMAPP, Radboud University, P.O. Box 9010, NL-6500 GL Nijmegen, The Netherlands SETI Institute, Mountain View, CaliforniaUSA
Ryan Dana
Affiliation:
Department of Astronomy, University of California, 501 Campbell Hall #3411, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
Steve Croft
Affiliation:
Department of Astronomy, University of California, 501 Campbell Hall #3411, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
Abel Méndez
Affiliation:
PHL, University of Puerto Rico at AreciboArecibo, Puerto Rico
Andrew Xu
Affiliation:
Department of Astronomy, University of California, 501 Campbell Hall #3411, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
David DeBoer
Affiliation:
Department of Astronomy, University of California, 501 Campbell Hall #3411, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
Vishal Gajjar
Affiliation:
Space Sciences Laboratory, University of California, BerkeleyUSA
Greg Hellbourg
Affiliation:
Department of Astronomy, University of California, 501 Campbell Hall #3411, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
Howard Isaacson
Affiliation:
Department of Astronomy, University of California, 501 Campbell Hall #3411, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
Matt Lebofsky
Affiliation:
Department of Astronomy, University of California, 501 Campbell Hall #3411, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
David H. E. MacMahon
Affiliation:
Department of Astronomy, University of California, 501 Campbell Hall #3411, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
Danny C. Price
Affiliation:
Department of Astronomy, University of California, 501 Campbell Hall #3411, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA Centre for Astrophysics & Supercomputing, Swinburne University of Technology, PO Box 218, Hawthorn, VIC 3122, Australia
Dan Werthimer
Affiliation:
Space Sciences Laboratory, University of California, BerkeleyUSA
Jorge Zuluaga
Affiliation:
Institute of Physics/FCEN - Universidad de AntioquiaMedellin, Colombia
*
Author for correspondence: J. Emilio Enriquez, E-mail: e.enriquez@berkeley.edu

Abstract

We undertook observations with the Green Bank Telescope, simultaneously with the 300 m telescope in Arecibo, as a follow-up of a possible flare of radio emission from Ross 128. We report here the non-detections from the GBT observations in C band (4–8 GHz), as well as non-detections in archival data at L band (1.1–1.9 GHz). We suggest that a likely scenario is that the emission comes from one or more satellites passing through the same region of the sky.

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