Blaw-Knox Polar Mount Cassegrain 26m Radio Telescope

Model: 
Polar Mount Cassegrain 26m Radio Telescope
Make: 
Supplier: 

The radio telescope at Hartbeesthoek regularly operates as part of arrays of radio telescopes around the Earth and in space. When operating in this way, data are recorded simultaneously from each object at the same time at each telescope. The data streams from the telescopes are correlated later by computer. The interference pattern observed between the signals recorded at each pair of telescopes allows the brightness distribution of the radio source to be reconstructed and an image of it created.

Category: 
Telescope
Disciplines: 
Astronomy, Space Geodesy
Life Expectancy: 
20years
Location
Building: 
Farm 502 JQ
Hartebeesthoek
Broederstroom Road
Krugersdorp
1740

Contact Person/s

Name: M J Gaylard
Phone: +27 12-326-0742
Email: mike@hartrao.ac.za
Estimated Cost and Availability
Time Spent Researching: 
80%
Time Spent Teaching: 
10%
Time Spent Other: 
10%
Funding Information
Year of Acquisition: 
1960