Noto

Noto telescope

The Noto radio observatory (operated by the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics) was completed in 1988 and since then it has been performing astronomical, geodetic and space science observations.

geographic longitude: 14° 59′ 20″
geographic latitude: 36° 52′ 33″
altitude above sea level: 90 m
diameter telescope: 32 m
 minimum elevation:  5°

Available observing mode: single dish, Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI).

Frequencies used currently:

Frequency band Observing mode
256 – 512 MHz single dish, VLBI
1400.0 – 1708 MHz single dish, VLBI
2189 – 2371 MHz single dish
4700 – 5150 MHz single dish, VLBI
6500 – 6800 MHz single dish, VLBI
8138 – 8922 MHz single dish, VLBI
2.2 – 14 GHz planned
20.0 – 24.1 GHz planned
21.85 – 22.85 GHz single dish, VLBI
39.0 – 43.5 GHz single dish, VLBI
85.9 – 86.7 GHz planned

Research programs: geodynamical research, galactic research (radio emission from active binary systems, radio emission from stellar winds, masers), extragalactic research (compact steep spectrum radio sources)