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imported_Astrono
2003-Aug-01, 01:25 AM
Hi all!
I have an old tv satellite dish (6 foot diameter) and would like to find a astronomy use for it.

Can anyone help and think of a good simple way to use it?

I was not sure where to post this question.

Thanks

:huh:

star_gazer
2003-Aug-02, 02:35 AM
hey Astrono,

If I had that dish I would build me a radio telescope. I have found web sites for directions on how to build them. Just look under radio telescopes. there are a few of them..


Star_Gazer
Chicago Ill

imported_Astrono
2003-Aug-03, 01:42 AM
Hey thanks stargazer!

I did a search and here is a neat web site that I am reading!

Yikes! A whole new language!

Astrono

imported_Astrono
2003-Aug-03, 01:46 AM
Opps!

Forgot to include the web address in last post!

heh heh


http://www.radiosky.com/beginnercentral.html

check it out

globular
2003-Aug-03, 06:35 AM
Hello, I got a satellite dish my buddy had. I used it for a roll back roof for my telescope building. I painted it with Snow Roof" material . Almost looks a real obervatory.

imported_Astrono
2003-Aug-03, 08:28 PM
Now that is a novel idea!

A roll off roof!

The dish I have is only about 5 or 6 across so might not be large enough for a roof, but thanks!

[SIZE=14] :rolleyes:

Mickey
2003-Aug-18, 03:47 PM
There was a drive some years ago by one of the SETI organizations to convert them into radio telescopes. You might research that possibility. Mickey Schmidt

imported_Astrono
2003-Aug-19, 04:11 PM
Thanks Mickey!
I will check it out.

two-paw
2003-Aug-20, 03:03 AM
Originally posted by Astrono@Aug 1 2003, 01:25 AM
Hi all!
I have an old tv satellite dish (6 foot diameter) and would like to find a astronomy use for it.

Can anyone help and think of a good simple way to use it?

I was not sure where to post this question.

Thanks

:huh:
Well, in ottawa it's only 11p.m. and it's the Aug. 19/03. If knowone can help you with the astromomy dish you could always use it as a planter put holes in the bottom,some stones,and wala puy your plants in it. good luck. I'm not trying to be funny but it's hard to reuse those dishes like broken printers. Good Luck two-paw

imported_Voyager
2003-Aug-23, 02:11 AM
I would do what star gazer would do. I would make good use of it by making a radio telescope. But first I would make it unique. I would make it look futuristic like it was from a sci-fi movie.

imported_Astrono
2003-Aug-24, 01:48 AM
I started a reply but it went off into the ether world?
But here it is again.


I was looking up radio astronomy info and thanks for your suggestions and


I came across the sounds of Jupiter at this web address!

http://www.radiosky.com/sbursts.wav

Check it out!

turn on speakers for the sound

about 30 seconds to download wav

:o

ik3333
2008-Jul-01, 04:57 AM
Please let me buy your old large satellite dish if you no longer need it.

202-403-9533
Ivan

Siguy
2008-Jul-01, 03:06 PM
Please let me buy your old large satellite dish if you no longer need it.

202-403-9533
Ivan

You realize that this thread is from five years ago, right? The OP is no longer an active member here.

chinchillables
2008-Jul-03, 06:20 PM
http://top5choices.com/-pics-/eebie.jpgPlease let me buy your old large satellite dish if you no longer need it.

202-403-9533
Ivan

Why would you put your number in a public forum... LOL. :confused::confused:

NEOWatcher
2008-Jul-07, 02:34 PM
Why would you put your number in a public forum... LOL. :confused::confused:
Because it's a commercial number for a company specializing in parabolic reflectors/collectors.

In other words...spam.