radio astronomy

Miaow miaow at blueyonder.co.uk
Sat Jun 15 03:51:30 PDT 2002


> Hi.
>
> Im hoping to do some amateur radio astronomy using a satellite dish I
> found in the back yard and linux.
>

Well satellites use microwaves so You'd be hard pressed to do radio
astronomy.

Microwave Astronomy is usually done above the atmosphere because microwaves
are absorbed by water. However if you point it at the sun you should get
enough microwaves to get a reading.;)

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