Arecibo UPDATE

World’s biggest dish opens wider

so look here

Sir Ulli

Interesting article!

Originally posted by Neal Chantrill
That dish is gonna hold a hell of alot of cornflakes.

:nono: - Hold a hell of a lot of CUSTARD!!! Not cornflakes!

:shifty: If only I could fill a few Hercules Transport planes with tins of Ambrosia’s finest!

Cheers dude…where the hell does this guy find this stuff :)…he should be working for the cia/nsa to find sadam would have found him months ago :slight_smile:

Good find, interesting read. Is it possible that BOINC is now on delay while the new array is being built in California? I know they were planning to pull data from Arecibo, but just some speculation.

The Arecibo L-band Feed Array (ALFA) is a seven feed system that will allow large-scale surveys of the sky to be conducted with unprecedented sensitivity using the 305-m Arecibo telescope in Puerto Rico. The NAIC Arecibo Observatory telescope, operated by Cornell University for the National Science Foundation, is the largest and most sensitive single dish radio telescope in the world and is used to study large numbers of sources that are too faint to be seen with other telescopes. In the past, use of the telescope as a survey instrument has been limited by the relatively small field of view in a single observation. ALFA, operating near 1.4 GHz, will consist of a cluster of seven cooled dual-polarization feeds, a fiber-optical transmission system, and digital back-end signal processors. The system will enable deep surveys for a variety of objects in the Milky Way Galaxy and of other galaxies for probing cosmology. As such, the multibeam system will have a broad appeal to astronomers from all over the world.


I thougt also that is a feature of BOINC, whenn you look at the

Processing the data from the 8 bit data recorder is no simple matter. Because SETI@home had never before used this instrument, there are no computer programs in place ready to perform the necessary analysis. The standard SETI@home program, which is installed on all users’ computers, was not designed to process this type of information. New processing programs for this data must be designed, and SETI@home Project Director David Anderson is working hard on the project. Along with other members of the SETI@home team he is devising a new distributed computing system designed specifically to deal with the data from the 8 bit recorder. The system, however, will not be ready for several more months, and in the meantime Anderson, Werthimer and their crew are concentrating on the data from the less sensitive 2 bit recorder.

you found this.

Sir Ulli