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Backyard radiotelescope

  1. Sep 14, 2010 #1
    "backyard" radiotelescope

    I would like to know if it is possible to build a "simple" radiotelescope. It doesn't have to be powerfull, just a small project.
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  3. Sep 14, 2010 #2
    Re: "backyard" radiotelescope

    I would say yes. A TV satellite dish would work pretty well. The problem would be filtering out all the terrestrial noise and then figuring out a way to actually make a picture from the data you collect.
  4. Sep 14, 2010 #3
    Re: "backyard" radiotelescope

    If I want to build one, what will be the best way to approach the project? What skills would be required?
  5. Sep 14, 2010 #4
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