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DSES Drift Scan Research


A project to produce radio brightness maps of the sky over head using the DSES 18m dish began in early 2006. Measurements were taken at the neutral hydrogen frequency HI (21 cm or 1420 MHz) and the map is being built up by doing 24-hour meridian drift scans at 1 degree increments of declination each day. This drift scan work is important for DSES for several reasons. (1) From an organizational perspective it provides a Project with a well-defined and achievable set of goals with useful deliverables. (2) Its execution and completion will provide the Project Participants (drawn from the DSES membership) with an externally recognizable and demonstrable skill set. (3) It will serve as a useful test in the individual and integrated operation of several important observing systems including upper dish position monitoring, radio science data, anemometry, and operational coordination. (4) It will generate scientifically interesting data obtained by the DSES operating at Table Mountain that was heretofore obtainable (qualitatively and quantitatively) at professional institutions. (5) It will provide preliminary and detailed data that will be used in future observations of pulsars and other phenomena.


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