SPIDER 300A installed close to Dr. Karl Remeis-Sternwarte in Bamberg

We installed one of our SPIDER 300A advanced radio telescopes in Dr. Karl Remeis Observatory for the Astronomy Institute of Erlangen-Nuernberg University in Bamberg, Germany. The radio telescope is composed by the 3 meter antenna with computerized weatherproof mount installed in front of the observatory and the 1420 MHz H142-One radio astronomy receiver installed in the astronomy institute, where users can control the radio telescope and acquire data by using the RadioUniversePRO software.

 

SPIDER 300A radio telescope in Karl Remeis Observatory

SPIDER 300A radio telescope in Karl Remeis Observatory

 

We shipped the radio telescope to the Observatory and Radio2Space technical team performed the Installation Service, as you can see in the pictures below.

 

SPIDER 300A radio telescope in Karl Remeis Observatory: shipment boxes

SPIDER 300A radio telescope in Karl Remeis Observatory: shipment boxes

 

SPIDER 300A radio telescope in Karl Remeis Observatory: moving the WP-100 weatherproof mount head

SPIDER 300A radio telescope in Karl Remeis Observatory: moving the WP-100 weatherproof mount head

 

Installing the WP-100 mount head on the C106-HEAVY pier

Installing the WP-100 mount head on the C106-HEAVY pier

 

SPIDER 300A radio telescope in Karl Remeis Observatory: installing the WEB300-5 antenna

SPIDER 300A radio telescope in Karl Remeis Observatory: installing the WEB300-5 antenna

 

Connecting radio telescope control and power cables

Connecting radio telescope control and power cables

 

After we completed the installation and checked all the connections from the field antenna to the remote control room in the institute, we introduced the use of the radio telescope with the RadioUniversePRO.

 

SPIDER 300A radio telescope in Karl Remeis Observatory: during training about the antenna

SPIDER 300A radio telescope in Karl Remeis Observatory: during training about the antenna

 

During training with the H142-One receiver and RadioUniversePRO software

During training with the H142-One receiver and RadioUniversePRO software

 

At the end of the day, we had the radio telescope ready to work, let’s start radio astronomy!

 

SPIDER 300A radio telescope in Karl Remeis Observatory: SPIDER 300A radio telescope ready for the first use!

SPIDER 300A radio telescope in Karl Remeis Observatory: SPIDER 300A radio telescope ready for the first use!