Ryle Telescope_01

The Ryle Telescope is an 8-element interferometer operating at 15 GHz (2cm wavelength). The elements are equatorially mounted 13 m Cassegrain antennas, on an (almost) E-W baseline. Four aerials are mounted on a 1.2 km rail track, and the others are fixed at 1.2 km intervals. www.mrao.cam.ac.uk/telescopes/ryle/index.html This flight was all about getting to know the EP1 with the 14-42mm lens. The hit rate is not so good but I think tthe resolution is good. Next step is to get some kind of remote control for the tele-wide actuator.

Ryle Telescope_03

The Ryle Telescope (RT) is an 8-element interferometer operating at 15 GHz (2cm wavelength). The elements are equatorially mounted 13 m Cassegrain antennas, on an (almost) E-W baseline. Four aerials are mounted on a 1.2 km rail track, and the others are fixed at 1.2 km intervals.

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Circle Squared_02

The closest we got to a true nadir shot! Taken with Leica XI supsended from a HQ2.0 flowform kite during flight testing of the new CiM Lifter. More on the Lifter experiment here: billboyheritagesurvey.wordpress.com/2010/09/16/colours-in...

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One mile array dish_04

A return to a favorite subject. Testing the Colours in Motion 'Lifter' kite. With thanks to Clive Hollins for the patient flying.

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One mile array dish_01

A return to a favorite subject. Testing the Colours in Motion 'Lifter' kite. With thanks to Clive Hollins for the patient flying.

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The Ryle Array detail1

Doing the dishes en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryle_Telescope www.mrao.cam.ac.uk/telescopes/ryle/ www.facebook.com/pages/Ryle-Telescope/142860179059957

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20110427-L1273579

The Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory Cambridge : The Ryle array. I fixed the ISO at 400 and the EV at -1/3.

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The Ryle Array detail2

I love all those elipses!

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The Ryle Array detail 3

The wind was really rough today but it was Easterly and the sun was on, this shot was taken after I'd lowered the ff30 and replaced it with the smaller HQ2.0, which pulled a lot less hard but tended to drop between gusts. Comapare to www.flickr.com/photos/bblakecambridge/5661632654/ to see just how much movement between shots there was, scary, but in a fun kind of way!
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