The parkes observatory pulsar data archive

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  • External authors:
  • G. Hobbs
  • D. Miller
  • R. N. Manchester
  • J. Dempsey
  • J. M. Chapman
  • J. Khoo
  • J. Applegate
  • M. Bailes
  • N. D R Bhat
  • R. Bridle
  • A. Borg
  • A. Brown
  • C. Burnett
  • F. Camilo
  • C. Cattalini
  • A. Chaudhary
  • R. Chen
  • N. D'Amico
  • L. Kedziora-Chudczer
  • T. Cornwell
  • R. George
  • G. Hampson
  • M. Hepburn
  • A. Jameson
  • T. Kelly
  • A. Kosmynin
  • E. Lenc
  • D. Lorimer
  • C. Love
  • A. Lyne
  • V. McIntyre
  • J. Morrissey
  • M. Pienaar
  • J. Reynolds
  • G. Ryder
  • J. Sarkissian
  • A. Stevenson
  • A. Treloar
  • W. Van Straten
  • M. Whiting
  • G. Wilson


The Parkes pulsar data archive currently provides access to 144044 data files obtained from observations carried out at the Parkes observatory since the year 1991. Around 105 files are from surveys of the sky, the remainder are observations of 775 individual pulsars and their corresponding calibration signals. Survey observations are included from the Parkes 70cm and the Swinburne Intermediate Latitude surveys. Individual pulsar observations are included from young pulsar timing projects, the Parkes Pulsar Timing Array and from the PULSE@Parkes outreach program. The data files and access methods are compatible with Virtual Observatory protocols. This paper describes the data currently stored in the archive and presents ways in which these data can be searched and downloaded. © Astronomical Society of Australia 2011.

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)202-214
Number of pages12
JournalPublications of the Astronomical Society of Australia
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2011