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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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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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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.)

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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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
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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 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.)


Reply to this email directly or view it on GitHub
#3 (comment).

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fieldsde 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

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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