Tag Archives: Radio Astronomy

What Radio Astronomy Can Be Done at S-Band?

Question: At work, we have a 14 foot dish with an S-Band receiver.  Are there any interesting radio astronomy frequencies around S-Band?  – Frank Answer: The radio astronomy S-band runs from about 2655 to 3352.5 MHz.  Its use in radio … Continue reading

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When Did the Cas A Supernova Occur?

Question: There is a statement at the following link to the image archive that I do not understand: http://images.nrao.edu/Galactic_Sources/Supernova_Remnants/569.  The text states that this supernova is 10,000 light years away, but that the supernova event happened 300 years ago. If … Continue reading

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What Can Radio Telescopes Measure?

Question: I have some questions about radio astronomy. If we build a planetary radio telescope, What data can we measure from the received signals other than listening to the noise of S-burst and  L-burst in a project like Radio JOVE?  … Continue reading

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Very Large Array Visitor Statistics

Question: I am currently working on a research project about dark skies for one of my master classes. I would really appreciate some of your time in getting information about the VLA. Does the VLA keep track of the number … Continue reading

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Do Radio Sources “Twinkle”?

Question: Usually observations with radio telescopes are not affected by rain, clouds etc. but recently i heard scintillation effects can affect observations with radio telescopes. I want to know why it is affected by that. – Anjali Answer: Radio observations … Continue reading

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Radio Astronomy Textbook Recommendation

Question: A couple of friends of mine and I are physics students. We have decided to build a radio telescope. I am responsible for data analysis part. What knowledge do I need more than Radio Interferometers, Fourier Transform and  Spectroscopy?  … Continue reading

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Where is Smith’s Cloud Located on the Sky?

Question: What is the sky position of Smith ‘ s Cloud  many thanks.  – Bill Answer: Smith’s Cloud is a high-velocity gas cloud gas located in the constellation Aquila (the Eagle).  The galactic coordinates for Smith’s Cloud are l = 39°, b = −13°.  … Continue reading

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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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