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Research Infrastructure

Radio Telescope Effelsberg

Description The Effelsberg Radio Telescope is the largest single-dish radio telescope in Europe (100m diameter). It operates in a frequency range of 300 MHz to 95 GHz and is used nearly completely for astronomical research. The observatory is operated by the Max-Planck-Institute for Radio Astronomy on behalf of the Max-Planck-Society. Besides the 100m telescope, the observatory hosts one station of the international LOFAR telescope, which operates in the frequency ranges 20-80 Mz and 120-240 MHz.
URL http://www.mpifr-bonn.mpg.de/effelsberg
Status Operational since 1972
Scientific Domains Environmental Sciences
Physical Sciences and Engineering
RI Categorization Telescopes
Location Auf dem Hügel 69, Bonn, 53121, Germany
MERIL URL http://portal.meril.eu/meril/view/facilitys/15658