Welcome to Mount Burnett Observatory Radio Astronomy Group
The MBO Radio Astronomy Group is a small group of enthusiasts within MBO who wish to build and experiment with various projects related to radio astronomy.
RAG has a number of projects that we are working on at present.
- Radio Jove: a receiver tuned to 20MHz to detect natural radio emissions from Jupiter. Currently producing data!
- 1410MHz Interferometer: A phase-switched interferometer tuned to 1410MHz and a pair of 3m dishes. Currently being built.
- Magnetometer: A SAM magnetometer project to monitor changes to the Earth's magnetic field which can be used to predict aurora. A two axis portable demo unit is currently under construction with a 3 axis buried unit in the planning stages.
- MWA Tile: MBO was gifted a prototype Murchison Widefield Array tile and beamformer. Currently works as a demonstrator but is too large to permanently assemble.
Also see the main Mount Burnett Observatory website.