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Offline davemahoney

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Radio astronomy.
« on: 19:10:41, 02 December, 2007 »
Imaging using waves other than visible light has become important for research.
Is there a place on this forum for alternative forms of imaging?
Also can we as a forum, help the community by combining Radio images with visible light images?
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Re: Radio astronomy.
« Reply #1 on: 21:18:04, 02 December, 2007 »
Dave

As an Amature radio enthusiast ,it is my  ambition to try  radio astronomy as this ssems to be the next logical step.and after visiting Jodrell bank this summer I learnt that some of the most detailed images of our gallaxy are infact radio images,and so much more can be learnt from this. :)

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Re: Radio astronomy.
« Reply #2 on: 21:27:20, 02 December, 2007 »
As a ham myself (G4WND) I would also be interested in more info her e- I aways assumed that the array/dish size needed to get sufficient gain would limit amateur involvement in this...
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Re: Radio astronomy.
« Reply #3 on: 21:28:05, 02 December, 2007 »
This is also an area which, due to the glorious weather, interests me greatly. Mainly for meteor counts, Solar detection and Jupiter-Io interactions..

So possibly, but this is obviously up to moderators/admins/site owners to discuss

I know that the norfolk crowd are also working on something along these lines, and the BAA has an active, if small, section for this

Now... small off the shelf dish (not too small) but one that could be fitted with a Vixen dovetail, and possibly have a sighting scope fitted through the middle for alignment, could be interesting on an EQ6, guided mount.

Though these things tend to have to be quite large to do any really big science or deep sky.

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Re: Radio astronomy.
« Reply #4 on: 21:33:06, 02 December, 2007 »
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I will find out if any one in the radio group have tried anything like this,it could prove to be very simple.

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Re: Radio astronomy.
« Reply #5 on: 21:38:00, 02 December, 2007 »
Nice one Ian...also worth having a look at the BAA radio section website..

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Re: Radio astronomy.
« Reply #6 on: 21:38:38, 02 December, 2007 »
 :D
Started something ;)
Radio waves can be interperated/broken down into images, after all we are only looking at Photons.
What will the skills of this forum as far as astronomical research contribute when we can combine the visual image with the radio image.

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Re: Radio astronomy.
« Reply #7 on: 21:42:52, 02 December, 2007 »
As another Radio Ham (G0NEF) it's certainly something that I would like to try if I could get some meaningful data.
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Re: Radio astronomy.
« Reply #8 on: 21:48:24, 02 December, 2007 »
Take a look at this website http://www.r-clarke.org.uk/
by the way my call sign is M3XKP.

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Re: Radio astronomy.
« Reply #9 on: 21:52:37, 02 December, 2007 »
As a ham myself (G4WND) I would also be interested in more info her e- I aways assumed that the array/dish size needed to get sufficient gain would limit amateur involvement in this...
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I think this is not necessrarily true, It depends on the discrimination of the equipment????
Amateurs can do this :D

Dave.
As another Radio Ham (G0NEF) it's certainly something that I would like to try if I could get some meaningful data.

 :)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/space/spaceguide/skyatnight/proginfo.shtml
This might help,
Software to intepret the results will also be beneficial.

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Re: Radio astronomy.
« Reply #10 on: 21:58:28, 02 December, 2007 »
Dave

Take a look at this image it is a simple home built radio telescope listening to jupiter for less than £50
Ian

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Re: Radio astronomy.
« Reply #11 on: 22:01:21, 02 December, 2007 »
Instructions please

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Re: Radio astronomy.
« Reply #12 on: 22:07:32, 02 December, 2007 »
there was a sky at night program broadcast recently about the perseids metor shower being detected by tuning into a french tv station and recording the doppler effect from reflections from the signal.  at least i think thats how it was explained, but it did seem pretty interesting. what exactly are you hearing when you listen to or map the frequencies from jupiter then ian?

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Re: Radio astronomy.
« Reply #13 on: 22:14:45, 02 December, 2007 »
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Re: Radio astronomy.
« Reply #14 on: 22:25:03, 02 December, 2007 »
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