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#1 lunar

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 06:41 AM

Hello,

I'm very interested in getting started in radio astronomy and I recently acquired an old HDTV dish with the recievers and I was wondering where I should start. I've been cleaning it all up and I was wondering if the front recievers would be of any use. I'd definitely like to hear from you if you have any advice or information as to how I could use it in solar observations (I've read about people doing this with similar antennas before I think).

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 06:42 AM

And the rest of the reciever:

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#3 Tyranthrax

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 12:59 PM

I'm curious as well I have an old one or two from the internet satalitte days before dls came to my neck of the woods. This is somethign I cansee myself doing down the road and peek in here with great interest

#4 kc6zut

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 06:33 PM

I don't remember where I saw it but someone and turned some these into solar radio telescopes.

#5 BoriSpider

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 04:06 AM

The guy in the video I posted here says the
plans are not hard to find on the 'net.
Maybe contact adafruit.com and they can hook you up
with the guy in the video.

#6 Tyranthrax

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 12:17 PM

http://www.aoc.nrao..../procedure.html was this it? its not the greatest it seems :(






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