Telescope ASPH 611 Term Project
A University of Calgary Department of Physics and Astronomy
Graduate Course in Radio Astronomy

Brief Intro to Radio Astronomy
FT Theory
Telescope Information
Telescope Pointing
First Light
Radio Sources of Interest
Acquisition Software
Electronics Characterisation
Temperature Conversion
Noise Investigation
Preliminary Observations
RFI Problems
PRIMARY Observation
ASPH 611 Team

Project Outline

As a group of 7 individuals, we worked together to construct, measure the characteristics of, and use a spectroscopic receiver for atomic hydrogen line measurements. This was to be used with the 3.0 metre radio telescope located on the roof of Science B. The project consists of four sections:

  1. Characterisation of the signal path from the antenna to the digitizer.
  2. Digitization of the signal and construction in software of a spectrometer.
  3. Calibration of the telescope to provide output spectra in units of brightness temperature of the sky.
  4. Measurement of the strength and shape of an HI spectral line in the direction of a line of sight through the plane of the Galaxy.

For more information on the project please visit the links on the left hand side of the page.

Last modified: 10:22 am July 17, 2014

Valid HTML 4.01 Transitional