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Arecibo Observatory

(NAIC, Arecibo, National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center)
(large 305 m radio telescope in Puerto Rico)

Arecibo Observatory (NAIC, National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center) is a 305 m aperture radio telescope in Puerto Rico with a non-movable antenna facing straight up, installed in a similar-sized depression in the ground. It is the largest existing single-aperture telescope. It uses its full 305 m when observing vertically, and can be aimed to roughly 20° from the zenith, but its effective aperture is reduced.

ALFA (The Arecibo L-band Feed Array) detects radio at 1225 to 1525 MHz (nominally 1.4 GHz or 21-cm line), useful for HI observations.


(radio,telescope,ground,Puerto Rico)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arecibo_Observatory
http://www.naic.edu/

Referenced by pages:
Arecibo General Catalog (AGC)
ALFALFA
Arecibo Occultation Survey (AO)
European VLBI Network (EVN)
FAST
GALEX Arecibo SDSS Survey (GASS)
Galactic All-sky Survey (GASS)
Gregorian telescope
J1713-0747
NANOGrav
observatory
PALFA
PUPPI
radio telescope

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