Jodrell Bank

The Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics (JBO) comprises research activities in astronomy and astrophysics in the School of Physics and Astronomy at The University of Manchester, the world leading facilities of the Jodrell Bank Observatory, the e-MERLIN/VLBI National Facility and hosts the Square Kilometre Array Organisation.

geographic longitude: -02° 18′ 26″
geographic latitude: 53° 14′ 10″
altitude above sea level: 78 m
diameter of Lovell telescope: 76 m
 minimum elevation:  -1°
diameter of MkII telescope: 28×25 meter
 minimum elevation:  0°

Available observing mode: single dish, Multi-Element Radio-Linked Interferometer Network (MERLIN), Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI).

Frequencies used currently:

Frequency band Observing mode
150.05 – 153 MHz single dish, MERLIN
322.0 -328.6 MHz single dish, MERLIN, VLBI
406.1 – 410.0 MHz single dish, MERLIN
608.0 – 614.0 MHz single dish, MERLIN, VLBI
1330.0 – 1400.0 MHz single dish
1400.0 – 1427.0 MHz single dish, MERLIN
1610.6 – 1613.8 MHz single dish, MERLIN
1660.0 – 1670.0 MHz single dish, MERLIN, VLBI
1718.8 – 1722.2 MHz single dish, MERLIN
2655.0 – 2690.0 MHz single dish
2690.0 – 2700.0 MHz single dish
4800.0 – 4990.0 MHz single dish, MERLIN, VLBI
4990.0 – 5000.0 MHz single dish, MERLIN, VLBI
6650.0 – 6675.2 MHz single dish, VLBI
10.6 – 10.7 GHz single dish
22.01 – 22.21 GHz single dish
22.21 – 22.50 GHz single dish, MERLIN
22.81 – 22.86 GHz single dish
23.60 – 24.00 GHz single dish, MERLIN

Research programs: CLFST all sky survey (interferometry), scintillation studies, solar wind, mapping of radio sources, MERLIN, Very Long Baseline Interferometry, pulsars, spectral lines including 21cm Hydrogen lines and masers, continuum observations, cosmic background research, and gravitational lensing.