São Gião Radio Telescope

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São Gião Radio Telescope
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São Gião Radio Telescope
Location(s)São Gião, Portugal Edit this at Wikidata
Coordinates40°19′49″N 7°48′47″W / 40.33025°N 7.81294°W / 40.33025; -7.81294Coordinates: 40°19′49″N 7°48′47″W / 40.33025°N 7.81294°W / 40.33025; -7.81294 Edit this at Wikidata
Altitude704 m (2,310 ft) Edit this at Wikidata
Telescope styleRadio telescope Edit this on Wikidata
Diameter9.3 m (30 ft 6 in) Edit this at Wikidata
Websitewww.parac.eu Edit this at Wikidata
São Gião Radio Telescope is located in Portugal
São Gião Radio Telescope
Location of São Gião Radio Telescope

The São Gião Radio Telescope is situated in the parish of São Gião Portugal. It was constructed in 2015, with first light in December 2015[1]. The gregorian telescope has a diameter of 9.3 m. As of 2019 it is the biggest radio telescope in mainland Portugal. Two 3 phase motors drive the azimuth and elevation (or altitude) servo systems with an accuracy of 0.01 degree. The main reflector has a solid reflector surface that makes it suitable for observations of high frequencies up to 22GHz.

It is used to observe the hydrogen line from our galaxy and maser signals from star-forming regions and late evolution AGB or OH/IR stars[2]. The frequencies used for the hydrogen line is 1.42GHz and maser signals are measured on 1.612[3], and 12 GHz[4] The data results obtained with the telescope were presented on EUCARA 2016 Dwingeloo Netherlands [5] and on the ASTROFESTA 2018 in Constancia Portugal[6][7]. The telescope data and methods are also referenced by universities like the Western Kentucky University, [8] and societies like Ofiuco[9] and the Society of Amateur Radio Astronomers[10].

References[edit]

  1. ^ "First light of the Sao Giao Radio Telescope of H1". Retrieved 2019-01-07.
  2. ^ "Late evolution of low- and intermediate-mass stars" (PDF). Retrieved 2019-01-08.
  3. ^ "Masers; the OH molecule detection in NML cygni / OH80.8-1.9". Retrieved 2019-01-07.
  4. ^ "Complex object W3(OH) at methanol line CH3OH at 12.178 GHz". Retrieved 2019-01-07.
  5. ^ "Michiel Klaassen – Disassembly, re-construction and first light of a 9.3m radio telescope". Retrieved 2019-01-09.
  6. ^ "The São Gião Radiotelescope and the origin of matter". Retrieved 2019-01-09.
  7. ^ "Agosto é o mês dos astros em Portugal". Retrieved 2019-01-09.
  8. ^ "Sao Giao Radio Telescope (PARAC)". Retrieved 2019-01-09.
  9. ^ "PARAC (Portugal Amateur RadioAstronomy Center)". Retrieved 2019-01-14.
  10. ^ "SDR Radio Project Sites". Retrieved 2019-01-14.