Report about MEXART and plans its use as a dedicated IPS system. Esmeralda Romero- Hernandez ; Julio Mejia-Ambriz ; J. Americo Gonzalez -Esparza. Institute of Geophysics UNAM. MEXART.
Esmeralda Romero-Hernandez; Julio Mejia-Ambriz; J. AmericoGonzalez-Esparza
Institute of Geophysics
MEXART islocated in Michoacan, Mexico (19°48’ N 101°41’ W). Itis a radio telescope dedicated to carry out observations of distant radio sources at 140 MHz. The aim is to perform solar wind studies using the Interplanetary Scintillation (IPS) technique.
ANTENNA. The antenna is a plane array of 64 rows of 64 dipoles (4096 dipoles) aligned in E-W direction, covering 9600 m2.
Operation frequency: 139.65 MHz
Basic element : dipole (λ= 2.15 m)
Band width : 2 MHz
Time constant: 47 ms
Sampling rate: 20 ms
Efective area (1/4 of array): 1650 m2.
Effective area (full array): 6600 m2.
FWHM in E-W direction of beams: 1°
Thisis a transit of somestrongest radio sourcesdetectedby MEXART
In thewebsiteyou can see real time transits:
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