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Radioteleskop-Effelsberg, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member argus1972
N 50° 31.485 E 006° 53.007
32U E 349976 N 5599116
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 9:10:04 PM
Waymark Code: WMVWZK
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team
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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.



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