Cambridge Low Frequency Synthesis Telescope

Summary

The Cambridge Low-Frequency Synthesis Telescope (CLFST) is an east-west aperture synthesis radio telescope currently operating at 151 MHz. It consists of 60 tracking yagis on a 4.6 km baseline, giving 776 simultaneous baselines. These provide a resolution of 70×70 cosec (declination) arcsec2, with a sensitivity of about 30 to 50 mJy/beam, and a field of view of about 9°×9°. The telescope is situated at the Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory.

Cambridge Low Frequency Synthesis Telescope
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Surviving Yagi antennas of the CLFST in June 2014
Part ofMullard Radio Astronomy Observatory Edit this on Wikidata
Location(s)Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, East of England, England, UK
Coordinates52°10′13″N 0°02′33″E / 52.1704°N 0.0426°E / 52.1704; 0.0426Coordinates: 52°10′13″N 0°02′33″E / 52.1704°N 0.0426°E / 52.1704; 0.0426 Edit this at Wikidata
Wavelength38, 151 MHz (7.89, 1.99 m)
Telescope styleradio telescope Edit this on Wikidata
Websitewww.mrao.cam.ac.uk/outreach/radio-telescopes/clfst/ Edit this at Wikidata
Cambridge Low Frequency Synthesis Telescope is located in the United Kingdom
Cambridge Low Frequency Synthesis Telescope
Location of Cambridge Low Frequency Synthesis Telescope
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CLFST in May 1999

The CLFST has made three astronomical catalogues of the Northern Hemisphere:

  • 6C survey at 151 MHz
  • 7C survey at 151 MHz
  • 8C survey at 38 MHz