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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Fast Radio Bursts and the Molonglo Radio Telescope (with video)



7,744 circular dipoles on 843 MHz  feeding 176 preamplifiers and 88 IF amplifiers!

Read about how the Molonglo Radio Telescope has recently been used to study the mysterious Fast Radio Bursts:
http://www.sciencealert.com/confirmed-mysterious-radio-bursts-detected-by-astronomers-really-are-coming-from-outer-space

There is a Grote Reber connection:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molonglo_Observatory_Synthesis_Telescope

1 comment:

  1. Hi Bill,
    I am a retired electronics person who works at Molonglo one day a week as a volunteer.
    The telescope has just celebrated its 50 th. anniversary. It was built for a design life of 15 years.
    It has been a pretty exciting couple of years looking for FRBs.
    Small world.
    73, Glen VK1FB

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