We calculate a new gravitational wave background limit using timing residuals from PSRs J1713+0747, B1855+09, and B1937+21. The new limit is based on 17 years of continuous data pieced together from 3 different observing projects: 2 at the Arecibo Observatory and 1 at the 140ft Green Bank Telescope. This project represents the earliest results from the `Pulsar Timing Array' which will soon be able detect the stochastic background from early massive black hole mergers.
Neutron Stars, Pulsars, and Supernova Remnants
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- 12 pages, 11 figures, 3 tables. To appear in the Proceedings of the 270. WE-Heraeus Seminar on Neutron Stars, Pulsars and Supernova Remnants, Jan. 21-25, 2002, Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, eds W. Becker, H. Lesch &