12m Radio Telescope
PARI’s 12-meter radio telescope is a precision surface antenna mounted on an elevation over azimuth configuration. The telescope is controlled via fiber optics from the Cline Administration Building. The prime focus feed is currently a 1420 MHz receiver with a downconverter and SpectraCyber spectrometer. The signal is transmitted to the Cline Administration Building via fiber optics.
This antenna is a good candidate for a 22.235 GHz water maser survey. Also, a removable cassegrain subreflector and feed assembly is available for 6 / 5 cm (6.6 – 8 GHz) operation if needed.