Hercules A

Hercules A
Radio-Optical View of the Galaxy Hercules A - Many thanks to: NASA, ESA, S. Baum and C. O'Dea (RIT), R. Perley and W. Cotton (NRAO/AUI/NSF), and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Thursday, May 30, 2013

S130529 2233 UTC - Type III/3 burst observed by the Long Wavelength Array All Sky Imager Experiment

This was NOAA SWPC event 8200 started by a C2.9 flare that peaked at 2236 UTC.

Many thanks to the LWA Team, NOAA SWPC, and Culgoora Observatory.

Culgoora spectrum below

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Visit to the Long Wavelength Array offices, at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque

Many thanks to LWA Director Dr. Greg Taylor

Radio Astronomers discussing their competing LWA1 proposals

Is this antenna an LWA outlier  ??

Please see the real time All Sky image and movie:

Beauty in the historic reading room of Zimmerman Library

Pond by Zimmerman

Possibly another couple of Radio Astronomers ready to submit an LWA1 proposal

Thursday, May 23, 2013

The GFFRADIO receiver designed by Guillermo Figueroa Ferrari XE1GFF

Good morning from Albuquerque New Mexico,

The purpose of this receiver design is to have many students being able to assemble their own, at a very affordable price. The current basic kit costs less than 20 dollars.

Future kits will include a printed circuit board, enclosure, and full instructions, perhaps available in late 2013.

Many thanks for the slides provided by Stan Kurtz.
I wish All success to All involved in this project.
Warmest regards
Victor Herrero-Arrieta  :-)

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

S130522 - M5.0 flare with types III, II, and IV radio emission

Many thanks to the Taxpayers of France, the Nancay Decametric Array Team at the Nancay Radio Astronomy Station of Paris Observatory, Solar Dynamics Observatory, STEREO WAVES, and LMSAL.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Visit to the Jansky Very Large Array, Long Wavelength Array, and Pie Town Very Long Baseline Interferometry station

Many thanks to Laura Barich and Judy Stanley, NRAO Education and Public Outreach, for their wonderful help during my visit.

Below, Larry Brothers, Array Operator, very busy at work, many thanks !

In my old Head of Telescope Operations office :-)

LWA # 1 station electronics container

Pie Town VLBI dish

Monday, May 13, 2013

S130513 1607 UTC - X2.8 flare, radio emission, and SID ionospheric opacity increase, during Jovian observing run at Nancay

The Nancay Decametric Array was pointing at Jupiter (with delay and phase adjustments, the array of 144 conical spirals is fixed), but the radio emission was very strong and shows well !

Many thanks to the Taxpayers of France, the Nancay Decametric Array Team at the Nancay Radio Astronomy Station of Paris Observatory, NOAA SWPC, Solar Dynamics Observatory, and LMSAL Laboratory.