Telescope and site

Storm to the west of Molonglo. November 2014. Photo credit Miles Sweeney.
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Frosty morning at Molonglo, -10 C overnight. June 2015.
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Sunset through stormy sky, looking East.

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The Milky Way seen through the telescope structure. 35 mm DSLR. Image credit Fabian Jankowski.

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Dave Temby working on fine tuning the meridian drives from the cherry picker.
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Looking west from the end of the East arm.
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View to the west from near the center of the west arm.
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Gearing for the North-South drive.
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Flower-pot covers for the ring antennae, spaced half a wavelength (18 cm) apart.
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View of the meridian drive system with ring antennae geared with a linearly varying ratio with distance. The meridian motor is seen top left with a square axle (to its left). This feeds a gear box (far left) which turns the axle running from left to right with 7 vertical cogs driving the top gear on the ring antennae.
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View of the East arm, looking East from near the phasing hut.

 

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Panoramic view of East arm (left) and West arm (right), plus the main building, workshop and sleeping quarters. A foggy morning, winter 2013.

 

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End on view of the telescope, pointing at the zenith. Graduate student Sarah Bird is holding a 2 meter long stick for scale.
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Molonglo with crescent moon and pale Earthshine.
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Shivani and Duncan installing one of 88 RX boxes.
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Vivek V K goes for a ride with Dave Temby on the cherry picker.
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View from the cherry picker, looking East.
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Evan Keene and Dave Temby heading for LNA (low noise amplifier) inspection in the cherry picker.
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View East from the cherry picker, about half way down the West arm.

 

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Fred the tiger snake, sunbaking near bay E2. Credit: Fabian Jankowski.