Saturday, 15 January 2011

Jodrell Bank Radio Telescope

Jodrell Bank Lovell Telescope
The radio telescope at Manchester University's Jodrell bank site has stood majestically over the East Cheshire plain for more than 50 years. It's 2050 foot diameter dish is still in use and contributing to our understanding of the universe. When built in 1957, it was the largest fully steerable radio telescope in the world (it is now the 3rd largest). It was being re-pointed at a different location in the sky as I took this photo today. For the photographers, its focal length is 22,900mm @ f/0.30!
(Panasonic Lumix TZ10)

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