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MURCHISON WIDEFIELD ARRAY OBSERVATIONS OF ANOMALOUS VARIABILITY: A SERENDIPITOUS NIGHT-TIME DETECTION OF INTERPLANETARY SCINTILLATION

DL Kaplan, SJ Tingay, PK Manoharan, JP Macquart, P Hancock, J Morgan, DA Mitchell, RD Ekers, RB Wayth, C Trott, T Murphy, D Oberoi, IH Cairns, L Feng, N Kudryavtseva, G Bernardi, JD Bowman, F Briggs, RJ Cappallo, AA Deshpande Show all

The Astrophysical Journal | IOP PUBLISHING LTD | Published : 2015

University of Melbourne Researchers

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Awarded by U.S. National Science Foundation


Awarded by Australian Research Council (LIEF)


Awarded by U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research


Awarded by Centre for All-sky Astrophysics (an Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence)


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Awarded by Victoria University of Wellington from the New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development


Funding Acknowledgements

We thank an anonymous referee for a thorough and thoughtful review. We thank B. Jackson, C. Loi, and A. Rowlinson for helpful conversations. This scientific work makes use of the Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory, operated by CSIRO. We acknowledge the Wajarri Yamatji people as the traditional owners of the Observatory site. Support for the MWA comes from the U.S. National Science Foundation (grants AST-0457585, PHY-0835713, CAREER-0847753, and AST-0908884), the Australian Research Council (LIEF grants LE0775621 and LE0882938), the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research (grant FA9550-0510247), and the Centre for All-sky Astrophysics (an Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence funded by grant CE110001020). D.L.K. is additionally supported by NSF grant AST-1412421. P.K.M. acknowledges partial support from ISRO. Support is also provided by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, the MIT School of Science, the Raman Research Institute, the Australian National University, and the Victoria University of Wellington (via grant MED-E1799 from the New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development and an IBM Shared University Research Grant). The Australian Federal government provides additional support via the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy, Education Investment Fund, and the Australia India Strategic Research Fund, and Astronomy Australia Limited, under contract to Curtin University. We acknowledge the iVEC Petabyte Data Store, the Initiative in Innovative Computing and the CUDA Center for Excellence sponsored by NVIDIA at Harvard University, and the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR), a Joint Venture of Curtin University and The University of Western Australia, funded by the Western Australian State government. This research made use of APLpy, an open-source plotting package for Python hosted at http://aplpy.github.com.