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A compact extreme scattering event cloud toward AO 0235+164

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Senkbeil, CE and Ellingsen, SP and Lovell, JEJ and Macquart, JP and Cimo, G and Jauncey, DL (2008) A compact extreme scattering event cloud toward AO 0235+164. The Astrophysical Journal, 672 (2). L95-L98. ISSN 0004-637X

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Abstract

We present observations of a rare, rapid, high-amplitude extreme scattering event toward the compact BL Lac object AO 0235+164 at 6.65 GHz. The ESE cloud is compact; we estimate its diameter between 0.09 and 0.9 AU, with a distance of less than 3.6 kpc. Limits on the angular extent of the ESE cloud imply a minimum cloud electron density of ~4 × 103 cm–3. Based on the amplitude and timescale of the ESE observed here, we suggest that at least one of the transients reported by Bower et al. may be attributed to ESEs.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Compact Extreme Scattering Event Cloud Toward AO 0235+164
Journal or Publication Title: The Astrophysical Journal
Page Range: L95-L98
ISSN: 0004-637X
Identification Number - DOI: 10.1086/527300
Additional Information: © 2008. The American Astronomical Society
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2009 22:21
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:55
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/8288
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