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Dimensions3503 x 2334
Original file size7.3 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken3-May-09 10:42
Date modified22-Aug-12 09:57
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Camera modelCanon EOS 20D
Focal length10 mm
Exposure1/500 at f/8
ISO speedISO 100
LOVELL RADIO TELESCOPE HDR MSP0003222

LOVELL RADIO TELESCOPE HDR MSP0003222

The Lovell radio telescope sited at Jodrell Bank in Cheshire, England, is one of five radio telescopes that make up the Merlin array. The other four are sited accross the country , but join forces to amplify radio signals even further,

This particular telescope was constructed in 1947 and undergoes continual repair and maintenance.
The bowl measures 218 ft (66metres) in diameter and when pointed directly skywards in an average rain fall can apparently collect enough rain water to flush ten toilets per second.

The Telescope is so sensitive it can pick up a mobile phone signal from the surface of the moon.