The “Anomaly”

An erroneous noise feature in the 9-year data set that resembles a burst with memory originating in the direction of PSR J0030+0451. A search conducted on the 11-year data set and the IPTA DR2-lite set turned up no such feature; this led to the conclusion that incomplete sky coverage by 9-year NANOGrav pulsars provided a location in the MCMC parameter space to tuck in a such a signal.