Algonquin (observatory)

Algonquin (observatory)

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Algonquin It is one of the most advanced research centers for radio astronomy studies. It is located in Algonquin Park, Ontario (Canada), and is equipped with a 46 m satellite dish. diameter.

With this instrument, the large baseline Interferometry technique (from English Long Long Baseline Interferometry or VLBI) has been experimented, which consists in putting radio telescopes very distant from each other to obtain a high resolution power, that is, the capacity to distinguish very small details in distant celestial objects.

The radio telescope has been connected to the Parkes in Australia, producing a baseline equivalent to the diameter of the Earth.

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