Vol. 22 No. 4 (2012)
Papers

The VATLY Radio Telescope

Nguyen Van Hiep
VATLY, INST, 179 Hoang Quoc Viet, Ha Noi, Vietnam
Pham Tuan Anh
VATLY, Institute for Nuclear Science and Technology
Pham Ngoc Diep
VATLY, Institute for Nuclear Science and Technology
Pham Ngoc Dong
VATLY, Institute for Nuclear Science and Technology
Do Thi Hoai
VATLY, Institute for Nuclear Science and Technology
Pham Thi Tuyet Nhung
VATLY, Institute for Nuclear Science and Technology
Nguyen Thi Thao
VATLY, Institute for Nuclear Science and Technology
Pierre Darriulat
VATLY, Institute for Nuclear Science and Technology

Published 10-01-2013

How to Cite

Hiep, N. V., Anh, P. T., Diep, P. N., Dong, P. N., Hoai, D. T., Nhung, P. T. T., Thao, N. T., & Darriulat, P. (2013). The VATLY Radio Telescope. Communications in Physics, 22(4), 365. https://doi.org/10.15625/0868-3166/22/4/435

Abstract

A small radio telescope (SRT) has been installed on the roof of the Hanoi astrophysics laboratory VATLY. It is equipped with a 2.6 m diameter mobile parabolic dish remotely controlled in elevation and azimuth and with super-heterodyne detection around the 21 cm hydrogen line. First results of observations of the Sun and of the centre of the Milky Way are presented. They demonstrate the high quality of the telescope performance and are used to evaluate lobe size, signal to noise ratios, anthropogenic interferences and measurement accuracies. Particular attention is given to the measurement of the pointing accuracy. The rich measurement programme that is now at hand is briefly sketched.

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