The 305m [Arecibo telescope] is the largest single dish telescope in the world. Its just awesome. I’ve had the prillage of using this for a project I’m part of, GALFACTS, and its an amazing sight and pretty scary up at the reciever platform.
The Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT) in India is one of the worlds best radio interferometers and one of the most powerful telescopes on the planet. I’ve had the privellage of using it for something like 500 hours of observing. It always been fun and an interesting place to visit.
I’ve finally managed to take a picture of a comet, something I’ve been hoping todo for a number of years but in the past have been thwarted by a number of things… anyway here we go
Comet C/2009 P1 Garrard: