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Astronomy applications and experiments guide #3

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bvacaliuc opened this issue Jul 8, 2014 · 3 comments
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Astronomy applications and experiments guide #3

bvacaliuc opened this issue Jul 8, 2014 · 3 comments

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@bvacaliuc
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@bvacaliuc bvacaliuc commented Jul 8, 2014

A document that describes a set of achievable experiments for astronomy observations with RASDR2. Several criteria are desirable:

  1. experiments should have a range of difficulty, with a skill level clearly indicated
  2. a step-by-step procedure with required materials and construction notes
  3. expected output/screenshots to give confidence that folks are 'on the right track'
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@mahrud mahrud commented Jul 11, 2014

I might be able to help with the first criteria, at least for beginner or intermediate level experiments.
Few projects that come to mind:
Mapping Milky Way galaxy using 21cm wavelength antenna;
Setting up an interferometry array for looking at pulsars; (not 100% sure)
Meteorology related projects (detecting aurora, meteors, etc.)

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@bvacaliuc bvacaliuc commented Jul 13, 2014

Hi Mahrud,

Thats great! Thanks so much!

Re: 21cm. Some of our collaborators in France are working with 21cm [1]
and produced an excellent video [2](in 2012 with other electronics); they
are interested in connecting the RASDR2 to this telescope. I think a
write-up on how to perform these type of observations and visualize them
would inspire so many people.

Re: interferometry. Excellent! I think the DigiRED design leads itself to
this with the sampling of the pulse-per-second GPIO input along with the
data stream. Joe Taylor gave an excellent talk on Amateur Pulsar Detection
at the 2014 SARA Annual Conference.

Re: Meteorology. I'm interested in learning more about how RF plays a part
in this!

I'm cc: David Fields and Stan Kurtz. Guys, Mahrud is intererested in
helping the project by writing up astronomy applications.

By the way, is that your post on the myriadrf.org/RASDR forum? If so,
sorry for not seeing your post back in May. My day job gets the best of
me... :)

Thanks again and Welcome!

-bogdan

[1] http://f1ehn.pagesperso-orange.fr/fr/f_radioastro.htm
[2] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGwkZY4E64k

On Fri, Jul 11, 2014 at 11:13 AM, Mahrud Sayrafi notifications@github.com
wrote:

I might be able to help with the first criteria, at least for beginner or
intermediate level experiments.
Few projects that come to mind:
Mapping Milky Way galaxy using 21cm wavelength antenna;
Setting up an interferometry array for looking at pulsars; (not 100% sure)
Meteorology related projects (detecting aurora, meteors, etc.)


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@fieldsde fieldsde commented Sep 30, 2015

Mahrud and Bogdan,
RASDR developers and Users may enjoy the RASDR Users Group at
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/RASDR/info

The RASDR Users Manual is a download from the Users group,
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/RASDR/files
or one can find a copy at
http://rasdr.org/release/interim/RASDR-Users-manual-v1.7.3b.pdf

In any event, www.rasdr.org is a great site to visit and download the latest RASDR software.
Cheers,
David

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