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Observations on the Variable Source of Cosmic Radio Frequency Radiation in the Constellation of Cygnus

JG Bolton and GJ Stanley

Australian Journal of Scientific Research 1(1) 58 - 69
Published: 1948


An account is given of investigations on a strong variable source of radio frequency energy in the constellation of Cygnus, including a determination of the size and celestial coordinates of the source and a study of the variations over a frequency range from 60 to 200 Mc/s. The frequency spectra are compared with those of galactic and solar radiation.

The position of the source is found to be in a region of relatively low stellar density and not coinciding with an outstanding stellar object. A discussion of limits of distance and possible nature of the source is given.

© CSIRO 1948

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