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Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 99, Issue 1–2, pp 403–407 | Cite as

Giant Equatorial Radio Telescope

  • G. Swarup
  • B. Hidayat
  • S. Sukumar
Article

Abstract

A giant radio telescope for observing galactic and extragalactic radio sources at metre wavelengths is proposed. By locating a parabolic cylindrical antenna at a site close to the Equator such that its axis lies parallel to earth's axis, it is possible to construct a large collecting area economically. The proposed instrument will be very powerful for studying compact and diffuse features of radio sources, monitoring their variability, recombination and deuterium line work, studies of interplanetary medium and pulsar search.

Keywords

Recombination Deuterium Radio Source Radio Telescope Diffuse Feature 
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References

  1. 1.
    INISSE and GERT, a proposal, November 1979, by G. Swarup, T. R. Odhiambo, and S. E. Okoye.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Giant Equatorial Radio Telescope (GERT) in West Sumatra, Indonesia, A report on the field study in September 1982 by the UNESCO Team, October 1982.Google Scholar

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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Swarup
    • 1
  • B. Hidayat
    • 1
    • 2
  • S. Sukumar
    • 1
  1. 1.Tata Institute For Fundamental ResearchBombayIndia
  2. 2.Bosscha ObservatoryInstitute of TechnologyBandungIndonesia

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