Track Movement of Milky Way With Amateur Radio Telescope

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by W0PV, Oct 2, 2019.

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  1. W0PV

    W0PV Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thanks for the response Rob.

    Nice web page you have too -> What's in Milky Way ... Besides Us?

    I had been thinking that the OP project could be a great teaching aid in secondary school STEM.

    73, John, WØPV
  2. 9Z4A

    9Z4A Ham Member QRZ Page

    waw amazing.
  3. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page

    The site of the 'horn' is now called the "Green Bank Observatory". It is no longer part of the 'National Radio Astronomy Observatory'.

  4. K1FQL

    K1FQL XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    To increase the integration time, a tracker is required.
    You can build one or buy one for this small antenna.
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  5. KK4NSF

    KK4NSF Ham Member QRZ Page

    that's easy: a good equitorial mount, as I noted above, will allow integration times up to almost 12hours at a time..... and can be reset with good accuracy for multi-day integrations.
  6. N3RW

    N3RW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Yes, you are correct. I've been there on/off since the mid-80s. Old habit of calling it NRAO. Just love using the 20 m telescope for extra-galactic flux measurements.
  7. N3RW

    N3RW Ham Member QRZ Page

    My web page has been used at both the high school and college level. I built it while working on the 3.5 cm & 2.1 cm galactic plane survey using the 13.6 m dual-frequency radio telescope.
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  8. WJ2L

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  9. KA0USE

    KA0USE Ham Member QRZ Page

    i LOVE stuff like this!
  10. EA4GPU

    EA4GPU Ham Member QRZ Page

    WoW This project is totally amazing ...
    I always wanted to do some of this ..
    Very good job, regards.

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