ASKAP Beta Construction Underway!

An elevated view of four of CSIRO's new ASKAP antennas at the Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory, October 2010. Image credits: Ant Schinckel, CSIRO
Four of CSIRO's new ASKAP antennas at the Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory, October 2010. Credit: Ant Schinckel, CSIRO.

Good to see some progress going on up North. Apparently all 6 antennas are up. 5 more have been added since the first dish was installed on site last summer. It will definitely look awesome when all 36 dishes are installed by 2013 (if all goes well). Can’t wait for the phased array feeds (PAFs) to be installed and the commissioning to begin so we can see first light! I think first science with the ASKAP Beta should not be far away once we understand what we’re actually looking at. I’m really curious to see how the PAFs will perform.

Read more about this on the anzska website.

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