|Telescopes around the world|
From some telescopes in Cambridge I don't know the history, so if you
know more about is (which survey at which frequency) let me know.
Dwingeloo radio telescope. This was more or less what I saw when looking out the
window from my office for about 7 months. This was the first major radio telescope
in the Netherlands.
Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope. The telescope that made so many discoveries
and put mostly Dutch astronomers in the front of radio astronomy. When I was working
on the WENSS project I worked with data from this telescope.
The old Leiden Observatory - optical refractor. The telescope has a 340 mm opening and
a focal length of 524 cm. Since it is used as a photograpic instrument (using a plate
cassette to hold glass plates of about 15x15 cm coated with emulsion) a second
optical viewer (200 mm opening) is placed in parallel. It was build in 1897 and I
was together with Erwin the last student who officially had to make exposures as part
of our studies. Now it is maintaned by the WLS.
One of the 27 radio telescopes from the VLA in New Mexico. I used data from this
telescope for my Master Degree. I also went to the VLA for a summerschool. This
array of telescopes can been seen in the movie "Contact".
Cambridge optical telescope at IOA.
Cambridge radio telescopes. On the left you see one of the Synthesis Telescopes,
similar to the WSRT at Westerbork, on the right you'll see an array used for
a radio survey.
Cambridge radio telescopes used for the 8C survey. The 8C survey covers the northern hemisphere
above a declination of 60d, at 38 MHz, with a resolution of 4.5×4.5 cosec(declination)
Cambridge Merlin telescope. Merlin is a VLBI network operated by the Jodrell Bank
This document was last updated on 08/08/01