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New SRT

The Small Radio Telescope was developed by Haystack Observatory to serve as an educational tool for universities and colleges for teaching astronomy and radio technology. The original SRT was popular, with several hundred being built and is still in use at many colleges. It is no longer available new, however, and advances in electronics have rendered the original obsolete. Development of a new SRT was undertaken by Haystack in summer 2012.

The primary philosophy of this new design for the SRT is that the users should build the telescope themselves from commercially available equipment, based on plans, instructions, and software provided by Haystack. It is designed to be assembled easily with minimal need for special tools or skills. This approach provides an educational opportunity to the users who build the telescope. Also, users of the SRT will be more familiar with how it works if they assemble it themselves, allowing better in-house technical assistance.

The SRT is no longer available as a kit from Cassi Corp

SRT Assembly Information

SRT Software: We plan to provide software, similar in appearance to the original SRT software but written in C instead of Java and running under Linux instead of Windows. A downloadable version with preliminary source code is available below:

SRT Publications

New SRT Reports

 

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