Project MK21: Astro Viseu Conference 2016
Sábado, 10 de Setembro de 2016, em Vila Chã de Sá Portugal, an Astronomy convention was organized by Ofiuco.
Instead of binoculars and (solar) telescopes I offered to show my portable radio telescope.
Much Later, after dark, most people came to show their own optical telescopes.
Fig.1 - First visitors (photo by Nelson Ferraz)
Fig.2 - More visitors (photo by Nelson Ferraz)
Some people were interested to kow what was inside the bucket.
Fig.3 - A curious visitor (photo by Nelson Ferraz)
So this is how the inside and probe look like.
Fig.4 - The not so secret parts
Fig.5 - Bracket
Then I saw this:
Fig.6 - Now I began to worry that no hydrogen could be captured (photo by Nelson Ferraz)
Because of this mobile phone tranceiver system there was a lot of RFI, and I had to filter that out with software.
Here are some first results.
Fig.7 - H1 + a lot of RFI
Fig.8 - More 5 minute lines
Fig.9 - Heavy filtered lines and sum
Fig.10 - When you wait 24 hours and good filtering you get this
Fig.11 - With radio astronomy; Explanations are mandatoy (photo by Nelson Ferraz)
For the persons interested I had made a certificate, as a proof of involvement.
Fig.12 - The Certificate
See you perhaps next time on the Torre of the Serra da Estrela.
Fig.13 - The Torre on the Serra da Estrela (photo by Scheridon)
Michiel Klaassen november 2016