Category Archives: Radio Astronomy

Do Home Wireless Routers Interfere with the Telescope Operations at Green Bank WV?

Question: Hi, I just had a general question about small, at home, wireless routers and their interference with satellite signal. I live at Snowshoe, WV, about 25 minutes away from the satellite and observatory in Green Banks, WV. Before buying … Continue reading

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The Green Bank Telescope and the National Radio Quiet Zone

Question:  How does the Green Bank telescope work?  Is it really important for the Green Bank Telescope to be located in the national radio quiet zone for his operation? Why? Which are the most important discoveries through this telescope?  – … Continue reading

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How to Transform Audio Files into False Color Images

Question: I was hoping I might have just a minute of your busy time to answer a question for me.  I am working on a small-scale research project involving transforming radio waves into false-color images.  My question is how might … Continue reading

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Identifying Strange Sounds Received by a Radio

Question: I received a radio wave with my homemade antenna that it sounds like a motorbike, like a Harley Davidson. Which type of signal it could be? it could be about the sun or the earth magnetosphere? It’s for a … Continue reading

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Future Prospects for Radio Telescopes?

Question:  I was wondering if there are any future prospects or developmental plans for radio telescopes and if so what are they?  – Amy Answer: As you can probably imagine, the pace of science discoveries moves rather quickly, and we … Continue reading

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How Do You Make An Image From Interferometric Measurements

Question: How do you get an image from interference data? I have a decent understanding of interferometry and a  basic understanding of Fourier analysis, but I just cannot find an explanation.  – Don Answer: First, let me frame my answer … Continue reading

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Can One Make Measurements of Line Emission at 16.4 GHz?

Question:  Is it theoretically possible to separately measure hydrogen 1s 2s transition absorption and emission line frequencies? They are assumed to be the same but a small difference in the order of 16.4 GHz is proposed. Alternatively – associated with … Continue reading

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How to Calculate the Flux of a Supernova Remnant

Question:  Good day Sir. How is work? Please I kinda need help. I have a question disturbing my mind. This is question. There is a radio source with the following attributes: Object name: 3C461 RA (hh mm ss): 23 23 … Continue reading

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Recent Research Into Very Low Frequency Radio Emission?

Question:  Have a question about Long Wave emissions. NASA had two missions late 1960s -early 1970s, the RAE missions, looking for radio emissions in the long wave band.  When looking for newer research, I cannot find any. Seems like the … Continue reading

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What Object Emit Radio Waves?

Question:  What objects emit radio waves?  – Chris Answer:  In fact, all objects that emit energy also emit radio waves.  The term “radio waves” is really just a description of one range of frequencies in the entire spectrum of frequencies … Continue reading

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