Posts Tagged: Caradon

Cornish Skies in Autumn

04 October 2016

One of the myriad reasons that we opted to build the telescope at Caradon observatory was the possibility of coordinating with the optical telescopes on site and producing simultaneous data in both the visible and radio. Although 21cm emission itself is not effected by the skyglow of nearby civilisation, the optical observatories on the site are. This is…READ MORE

Build Day One!

30 July 2015

On 16th May, members of the team headed to Caradon for our first build day. The plan: dig the foundations – a hole, roughly 1m square and 1m deep, which we will fill with concrete. Once the concrete has hardened, the supporting pole can be firmly screwed on and then finally the dish placed on…READ MORE

Deciding Where to Place the Dish

16 March 2015

Having had the dish delivered to Caradon, we visited the sight to take a look and decide where we will put it. We wanted to select a location for the telescope taking into account interference sources, ground and distance to the control room. The only source of interference is a small power line at the…READ MORE