FRB 121102 was the first Fast Radio Burst (FRB) that was shown to repeat. Since its discovery in 2012, more than two hundred bursts have been detected from the source. These bursts exhibit a diverse range of spectral and temporal characteristics and many questions about their origin and form remain unanswered. Here, we present a sample of radio bursts from FRB 121102 detected using the Lovell telescope at Jodrell Bank Observatory. We show four examples of bursts that show peculiar spectro-temporal characteristics and compare them with properties of bursts of FRB 121102 detected at other observatories. We report on a precursor burst that is separated by just 17 ms from the main burst, the shortest reported separation between two individual bursts to date. We also provide access to data for all the detections of FRB 121102 in this campaign.
Research Notes of the American Astronomical Society
- Pub Date:
- September 2020
- Radio bursts;
- Radio transient sources;
- Astrophysics - High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena
- 3 pages, 1 Figure, to be published in RNAAS