Warkworth 2 dish

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Warkworth 2 dish
Observatory Warkworth Radio Observatory Edit this on Wikidata
Location(s) New Zealand Edit this at Wikidata
Telescope style radio telescope Edit this on Wikidata
Diameter 30 m (98 ft 5 in) Edit this at Wikidata

The Warkworth 30m Radio Telescope is at the Warkworth Radio Astronomical Observatory, just south of Warkworth off SH1 about 50 km north of Auckland. It is operated by the Institute for Radio Astronomy and Space Research,[1] Auckland University of Technology. AUT was formally granted a license[2] to operate the Warkworth 2 antenna by Telecom New Zealand in November 2010.

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Warkworth 30m Radio Telescope - Manufacturers Plate

It is a 30-metre Cassegrain wheel-and-track beam waveguide antenna. It was manufactured in 1983 by Nippon Electric Corp., and since then it was used by Telecom NZ for communication between New Zealand and Pacific Islands.[3]

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Coordinates: 36°25′57″S 174°40′01″E / 36.4324309°S 174.6669024°E / -36.4324309; 174.6669024