Radioteleskop-Effelsberg, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member argus1972
N 50° 31.443 E 006° 52.964
32U E 349923 N 5599040
Quick Description: The Effelsberg 100-m Radio Telescope is a radio telescope in the Ahrgebirge. It is operated by the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Bonn.
Location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Date Posted: 6/5/2017 8:43:36 PM
Waymark Code: WMVWZG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member snaik
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Long Description:

With a diameter of 100 meters, the Radio Telescope Effelsberg is one of the largest fully steerable radio telescopes on earth. Since operations started in 1972, the technology has been continually improved (i.e. new surface for the antenna-dish, better reception of high-quality data, extremely low noise electronics) making it one of the most advanced modern telescopes worldwide.

The telescope is employed to observe pulsars, cold gas- and dust clusters, the sites of star formation, jets of matter emitted by black holes and the nuclei (centres) of distant far-off galaxies.

Effelsberg is an important part of the worldwide network of radio telescopes. The combination of different telescopes in interferometric mode makes possible to obtain the sharpest images of the universe.



More information for visitors and to technical data HERE and HERE.

Observatory Purpose: Research

Optical / Infrared Telescopes?: No

Radio Telescopes?: Yes

Solar Telescopes?: No

Open to the Public?: Yes

Is this a Club Observatory?: No

Public Viewing Allowed?: Yes

Active Observatory?: Active

Number of Telescopes or Antennas: 1

Site URL: [Web Link]

Year Dedicated or Opened: 1972

Altitude (meters): 109

Visit Instructions:
Note the time of day of your visit, and your own photo of your favorite part of the observatory. This might be the view from the observatory, picture of your favorite building or favorite exhibit. (Be mindful of flash photography rules!)

If you participated in an observing session, let everyone know what you saw!

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