Observatories: Arecibo

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.
Arecibo Dish
platform shadow
looking down on arecibo receiver dome

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2 responses to “Observatories: Arecibo”

  1. Stewart says :

    Roughly, how high up is the receiver platform?

  2. krioma says :

    Its about 150m up – and the whole thing weighs around 900 tonnes!

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