Sardinia

Sardinia telescope

The Sardinia Radio Telescope (operated by the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics) represents a flexible instrument for Radio Astronomy, Geodynamical studies and Space science, either in single dish or VLBI mode.

geographic longitude: 09° 14′ 42″
geographic latitude: 39° 29′ 34″
altitude above sea level: 600 m
diameter of telescope: 64 m
 minimum elevation:  5°

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

Frequencies used:

Frequency band Observing mode
270 – 420 MHz planned
305 – 410 MHz single dish, VLBI
1300 – 1800 MHz single dish, VLBI
2300 – 4300 MHz planned
4200 – 5600 MHz planned
5700 – 7700 MHz single dish, VLBI
8200 – 8600 MHz single dish, VLBI
18.0 – 26.5 GHz single dish, VLBI
31.8 – 32.3 GHz single dish, VLBI
33.0 – 50.0 GHz planned
84.0 – 116.0 GHz planned

Research programs: geodynamical research, galactic and extragalactic research, Very Long Baseline Interferometry: astronomy and geodesy, pulsar research.