The Sardinia Radio Telescope - From a technological project to a radio observatory

@article{Prandoni2017TheSR,
  title={The Sardinia Radio Telescope - From a technological project to a radio observatory},
  author={Isabella Prandoni and M Murgia and A. Tarchi and Marta Burgay and P. Castangia and Elise Egron and F Govoni and Alberto Pellizzoni and Roberto Ricci and Simona Righini and M. Bartolini and Silvia Casu and A. Corongiu and Maria Noemi Iacolina and Andrea Melis and Francesco Nasir and Andrea Orlati and Delphine Laure Gaelle Perrodin and S. Poppi and Alessio Trois and Valentina Vacca and Alessandra Zanichelli and Matteo Bachetti and Marco Buttu and G. Comoretto and Raimondo Concu and Antonietta Fara and Francesco Gaudiomonte and Francesca Loi and Carlo Migoni and Alessandro Orfei and Maura Pilia and Pietro Bolli and E. Carretti and Nichi D'amico and Dario Guidetti and Sara Loru and F. Massi and Tonino Pisanu and Ignazio Porceddu and Alessandro Ridolfi and Giampaolo Serra and Carlo Stanghellini and Caterina Tiburzi and Steven J. Tingay and Giuseppe Valente},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  year={2017},
  volume={608}
}
[Abridged] The Sardinia Radio Telescope (SRT) is the new 64-m dish operated by INAF (Italy). Its active surface will allow us to observe at frequencies of up to 116 GHz. At the moment, three receivers, one per focal position, have been installed and tested. The SRT was officially opened in October 2013, upon completion of its technical commissioning phase. In this paper, we provide an overview of the main science drivers for the SRT, describe the main outcomes from the scientific commissioning… Expand
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