ASKAP Time-Lapse

Here’s another one of these time-lapse videos associated with astronomical facilities. It’s amazing how far the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) has come, with all 36 antennas now on site, and a couple of them fitted with the phased-array feeds (PAFs). These PAFs function like a multi-pixel camera, enabling the ASKAP to view a large fraction of the sky (up to 30 square degrees) at any moment in time.

If everything goes to plan, the ASKAP will be extended to become the survey component of the Square Kilometre Array, with up to about 90 dishes in total.


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