A rooftop radio observatory: An undergraduate telescope system at the University of California at Berkeley

Parthasarathy, Ranganathan and Frank, Curtis and Treffers, Richard R. and Cudaback, David D. and Heiles, Carl and Hancox, C. and Millan, Robyn M. (1998) A rooftop radio observatory: An undergraduate telescope system at the University of California at Berkeley. American Journal of Physics, 66 (9). pp. 768-771. ISSN 0002-9505, 1943-2909

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Abstract

We describe the 1- to 2-GHz radio telescope built by undergraduates with faculty guidance at the University of California at Berkeley. The telescope is optimized to observe the 1420-MHz 21-cm emission line of neutral atomic hydrogen and is used in the recently created advanced undergraduate radio astronomy laboratory course, as well as in part of a graduate course on astronomical observation. We discuss the design of the telescope and the structure of the course and also present astronomical observations made with the telescope.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: RTSRE Related Research
Depositing User: Dr Michael Fitzgerald
Date Deposited: 12 May 2017 00:25
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2018 06:05
URI: http://istardb.org/id/eprint/682

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