Highlighting the history of French Radio Astronomy. 6: the multi-element grating arrays at Nançay

Pick, Monique, Steinberg, Jean-Louis, Orchiston, Wayne, and Boischot, André (2011) Highlighting the history of French Radio Astronomy. 6: the multi-element grating arrays at Nançay. Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, 14 (1). pp. 57-77.

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Abstract

After constructing a number of simple antennas for solar work at Nançay field station, during the second half of the 1950s and through into the 1960s radio astronomers from the Paris Observatory (Meudon) erected five different innovative multi-element arrays. Three of these operated at 169 MHz, a fourth at 408 MHz and the fifth array at 9,300 MHz. While all of these radio telescopes were used for solar research, one of the 169 MHz arrays was used mainly for galactic and extra-galactic research. In this paper we discuss these arrays and summarise the science that was achieved with them during this important period in the development of French radio astronomy.

Item ID: 21078
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: Frech radio astronomy, solar radio emission, Nançay, multi-element arrays, A.Boischot, E.-J.Blum, J.-F. Denisse, M.Pick, J.-L.Steinberg
ISSN: 1440-2807
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2012 03:52
FoR Codes: 02 PHYSICAL SCIENCES > 0201 Astronomical and Space Sciences > 020199 Astronomical and Space Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970102 Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences @ 100%
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