15. April 2009: Effelsberg Radio Observatory, 100 m Telescope


Knut Bratfisch




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
official website

flying saucer has landed ...




the telescope in horizontal position for maintenance




with inclined antenna (observation mode)




inclining mechanism




observatory building




horizontal rotation mechanism




view from parking area




Good bye!






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