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astromark
2011-Feb-08, 08:09 AM
Six radio telescops across Australia and one in NZ. A network looking deep into space and from the southern hemisphere. No not the first. , but the first time seven antenna are linked to gather great data.. in this region. we are the winners.:lol:yeps.. this is cool:cool:

BigDon
2011-Feb-11, 02:29 AM
So how much does this increase your observational powers?

John Jaksich
2011-Feb-11, 09:54 PM
Six radio telescops across Australia and one in NZ. A network looking deep into space and from the southern hemisphere. No not the first. , but the first time seven antenna are linked to gather great data.. in this region. we are the winners.:lol:yeps.. this is cool:cool:

That is good to hear ---but as BigDon said, i agree with him---

Astromark--can you possibly direct us to a pertinent web site?:confused:

Swift
2011-Feb-12, 02:48 AM
Using my powers of Google, I suspect this is what he is referring to (http://www.itwire.com/science-news/space/45000-australia-new-zealand-set-up-virtual-e-telescope).

Australia’s Academic and Research Network and New Zealand's Kiwi Advanced Research and Education Network are working with local universities and research organizations to develop the first virtual “e-telescope” in the two countries.

So far, five radio telescopes have been connected by AARNet and KAREN to the network in Australia and New Zealand. The combination of telescopes is being called the “Trans-Tasman Virtual e-Telescope.”

The group, in their first joint endeavor, observed PKS 0208-512, an active galaxy, which is suspected to be a MeV blazar, or a blazing quasi-stellar object (blazing quasar).

JohnD
2011-Feb-12, 12:51 PM
Six radio telescops across Australia and one in NZ. A network looking deep into space and from the southern hemisphere. No not the first. , but the first time seven antenna are linked to gather great data.. in this region. we are the winners.:lol:yeps.. this is cool:cool:

Indeed you are, as are we, with the e-MERLIN (Multi-Element Radio Linked Interferometer Network) project.
http://www.e-merlin.ac.uk/
Part time, MERLIN also cooperates with the European VLBI network EVN http://www.evlbi.org/ that includes another seven telescopes.
But you ain't seen nothing yet! Observations on the Global VLBI network are expected in May this year: http://www.mpifr-bonn.mpg.de/div/vlbi/globalmm/

Don, those sites will tell you how this tecnique helps - it is said to give observations from Earth and at radio wavelengths that are comparable to the Hubble.

John, the Australian VLBI net is at: http://www.atnf.csiro.au/vlbi/

John

Swift
2011-Feb-12, 03:47 PM
Given the topic I've decided to move this thread to Astronomy, and modified the title to be a little more instructive. If there are concerns with this, please report this post.