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radio telescope

(telescope that operates in the radio frequency range of EMR)

A radio telescope is an instrument designed to sense radio electromagnetic radiation at a distance, analogous to an "ordinary" telescope's ability to sense visible light at a distance. Many are reflector telescopes with a dish-shaped reflector directing radio waves to a small antenna that produces a corresponding oscillating electronic signal which can be recorded and analyzed. Radio astronomy, dealing with radio telescopes, radio sources, and methods and results of radio observations has become a major portion of astronomy. Example radio telescopes:


(radio,telescope type)
Further reading:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_telescope
http://www.radiosky.com/simple.html

Referenced by pages:
Astronomical Image Processing System (AIPS)
Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA)
amateur astronomy
angular resolution
antenna pattern
aperture
aperture synthesis
Arecibo Observatory (NAIC)
Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP)
Allen Telescope Array (ATA)
Australia Telescope Compact Array (ATCA)
back end instrument
beam
beat frequency
BIMA telescope
BINGO
Bologna Survey of Radio Sources
Combined Array for Research in Millimeter-wave Astronomy (CARMA)
Cassegrain reflector
Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME)
COMAP
commensal mode
continuous viewing zone (CVZ)
Cygnus A (3C 405)
cylindrical telescope
Dwingeloo Obscured Galaxy Survey (DOGS)
downconverter
DSA-2000
NASA Deep Space Network (NASA DSN)
Earth rotation synthesis
Earth-sized VLBI
EBEX
Effelsberg 100-m Radio Telescope
Event Horizon Telescope (EHT)
European Pulsar Timing Array (EPTA)
equatorial mount
European VLBI Network (EVN)
extended source
FAST
Fast Fourier Transform Telescope
flux density
focal plane array (FPA)
fast radio burst (FRB)
front end instrument
Green Bank 300ft Telescope (GB300)
Green Bank Telescope (GBT)
Greenland Telescope (GLT)
Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT)
HALCA
HERA
Herschelian telescope
HIRAX
infrared (IR)
integration time
interferometer
interferometry
Institut de radioastronomie millimétrique (IRAM)
IRAM 30m Telescope
jansky (Jy)
Long Baseline Array (LBA)
Low-frequency Array (LOFAR)
Mauna Kea
MeerKAT
MeerLICHT
MERLIN
Mark II (MKII)
Mauna Kea Observatories (MKO)
Mopra Telescope
MSH Catalog (MSH)
Murchison Widefield Array (MWA)
Next Generation Very Large Array (ngVLA)
Northern Extended Millimeter Array (NOEMA)
noise temperature
National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)
Nançay Radio Telescope (NRT)
observatory (obs.)
off-axis telescope
Ooty Radio Telescope (ORT)
Owens Valley Radio Observatory (OVRO)
Parkes Observatory
phased array
point source sensitivity
pulsar timing array (PTA)
quad-ridge flare horn (QRFH)
RATAN-600
search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI)
Square Kilometre Array (SKA)
signal-to-noise ratio (SNR)
spectral density
spectral flux density (S)
Spektr-R
Sardinia Radio Telescope (SRT)
STARE
telescope
telescope type
thermal noise
Third Cambridge Catalogue of Radio Sources (3C)
Tianlai Project
transit telescope
UTMOST
VERA
Very Large Array (VLA)
Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA)
very-long-baseline interferometry (VLBI)
Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope (WSRT)

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