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Solar Radio SpectroPolarimeter


The Alcatel-Lucent Solar Radio SpectroPolarimeter was originally mounted on the roof of Bell Labs in Murray Hill. The 2-meter dish is connected to a 1-18 GHz receiver capable of 200 MHz resolution. It is driven by a chain-drive stepper motor in 7.5" increments. The mechanical components were reconditioned and the electronics have been updated. This dish is similar to the 2-meter dishes installed at the Owen's Valley Solar Array in California. It will automatically track from sunrise to sunset on a daily basis recording the sun's radio emissions and solar storm events. It will be employed to listen to Jupiter once the sun has set.


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