Pulsars and neutron stars/Telescopes involved in pulsar research

IntroductionEdit

Radio telescopesEdit

Observatory setupEdit

In this section we describe the Parkes observatory in detail.

ReceiversEdit

Backend instrumentsEdit

Observatory time standardEdit

The maser system at Parkes does not produce a signal such as a 1 second tick. Instead it produces an accurate 5 MHz waveform. This waveform is read by the clock system (known as the Australia Telescope Distributed Clock, ATDC). The actual day, month and year of that clock are set manually when the clock is started and continually updated with IERSA data.

CalibrationEdit

AreciboEdit

EffelsbergEdit

FASTEdit

GMRTEdit

Green BankEdit

Jodrell BankEdit

LofarEdit

MolongloEdit

MWAEdit

NancayEdit

NanshanEdit

ParkesEdit

QitaiEdit

SardiniaEdit

WesterborkEdit

X-ray telescopesEdit

Gamma-ray telescopesEdit

Optical telescopesEdit