15. April 2009: Effelsberg Radio Observatory, 100 m Telescope
During my Easter-holydays in the Eifel, I had a short visit at the 100 m
Telescope of the Effelsberg Radio Observatory.
It is one of the two largest movable radio telescopes in the world. The
antenna has a diameter of 100 m.
The attached images can give only a small impression of the dimensions of
the monstrous device.
Detailed information about the observatory can be found on the
flying saucer has landed ...
the telescope in horizontal position for maintenance
with inclined antenna (observation mode)
horizontal rotation mechanism
view from parking area