PICTOR Radio Telescope Observation

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Overview[edit]

PICTOR is an open source radio astronomy telescope that allows users to remotely make observations from the 1.5 meter parabolic antenna located at the National Observatory of Athens. The source for the project is found on GitHub. The

Project Purpose[edit]

I've used this project as a reference to learn more about radio astronomy and the related science. Observations are made quick and easy through the webpage.


Manuals and Documentation[edit]

Your observation has been carried out by PICTOR successfully!

Observation name Line Attempt
Observation datetime 2021-03-02 18:43:32 (UTC+2)
Center frequency 1420000000.0 Hz
Bandwidth 2400000 Hz
Sample rate 2400000 samples/sec
Number of channels 2048
Number of bins 10000
Observation duration 300 sec
Observation ID 94432824

Your observation's averaged spectrum, dynamic spectrum (waterfall) and Power vs Time plot are attached in this email as an image.

Plot (1).png


Your observation has been carried out by PICTOR successfully!

Observation name Zenith Observation
Observation datetime 2021-08-27 15:51:22 (UTC+3)
Center frequency 1420000000.0 Hz
Bandwidth 2400000 Hz
Sample rate 2400000 samples/sec
Number of channels 2048
Number of bins 10000
Observation duration 300 sec
Observation ID 40526624

Your observation's averaged spectrum, dynamic spectrum (waterfall) and Power vs Time plot are attached in this email as an image.

Plot.png

The PICTOR telescope website not only hosts the interface for the project but also a handy introduction guide on how to use their telescope to make observations.

Currently your browser does not use a PDF plugin. You may however download the PDF file instead.

Future Iterations[edit]

Since this is not my project, rather work I've done using someone else's project, there isn't room for further iterations on the project itself. I would like to learn more about the field and how this all works.