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Radio Telescope Effelsberg (Effelsberg)
Identification
Legal Status
Research organisation
Location
28 Max-Planck Street, Radioobservatorium Effelsberg, Bad Münstereifel, PO: 53902, Nordrhein-Westfalen (Germany)
Structure
Type Of RI
Single-sited
Coordinating Country
Germany
Status
Status
Current Status:
Being upgraded since 2006
Scientific Description
The Effelsberg Radio Telescope is the largest single-dish radio telescope in Europe with a diameter of 100 m. It operates in a frequency range of 300 MHz to 95 GHz (wavelengths between 1 m and 3.5 mm) and is used nearly exclusively for astronomical research. The observatory is operated by the Max-Planck-Institute for Radio Astronomy on behalf of the Max-Planck-Society. Besides the 100 m telescope, the observatory hosts one station of the international LOFAR telescope, which operates in the frequency ranges 20-80 Mz and 120-240 MHz.

RI Keywords
Astrophysics, Radio telescope, Astrometry, Ground-based astronomical observations, Astro-chemistry, Radioastronomy, Astronomy
Classifications
RI Category
Telescopes
Scientific Domain
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics and Mathematics
ESFRI Domain
Physical Sciences and Engineering
Services
Effelsberg

Access to the radio telescope, including logistical, technological and scientific support.

Equipment
Radio Telescope Effelsberg

100 m radio telescope with parabolic main reflector with elliptical sub-reflector and alt - azimuth fully steerable mounting. Frequency: 300 MHz - 95 GHz, max. angular resolution: 10 arcsec (at 90 GHz). Available backends for continuum and pulsar observations, spectroscopy and VLBI.

Collaborations
Networks
RadioNet3
Date of last update: 08/03/2018
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