radio astronomy

Ian Molton spyro at
Sat Jun 15 06:25:52 PDT 2002

On Sat, 15 Jun 2002 11:51:30 +0100
"Miaow" <miaow at> wrote:

> > 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.;)


Now I have two people telling me different things.

one person is saying that stars / stuff radiate on pretty much all
frequencies, and now you are telling me tthey dont and I wouldnt receive
anything worthwile anyway...

so Im still buggered. I still dont know if I'll see anything. doh!
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