A 1500 MHz survey for pulsars near the galactic centre
Simon Johnston (RCfTA, University of Sydney, Australia)
M. A. Walker (RCfTA, University of Sydney, Australia)
M. H. van Kerkwijk (Caltech, USA)
A. G. Lyne (NRAL, Jodrell Bank, UK)
N. D'Amico (Istituto di Radioastronomia del CNR, Bologna, Italy.)
Abstract We have detected no pulsars in a deep survey of the Galactic Centre region at an observing frequency centered at 1520 MHz. This survey confirms that either there is a lack of pulsars in the Galactic Centre or that scattering is severe in the inner hundred parsecs. This proposition could be tested by conducting surveys at higher observing frequencies.