Techniques of Radio Astronomy

  title={Techniques of Radio Astronomy},
  author={Thomas L. Wilson},
  journal={arXiv: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics},
  • T. Wilson
  • Published 4 November 2011
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics
This chapter provides an overview of the techniques of radio astronomy. This study began in 1931 with Jansky's discovery of emission from the cosmos, but the period of rapid progress began fifteen years later. From then to the present, the wavelength range expanded from a few meters to the sub-millimeters, the angular resolution increased from degrees to finer than milli arc seconds and the receiver sensitivities have improved by large factors. Today, the technique of aperture synthesis… 

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