Parkes Observatory

The Ultra-wideband Low (UWL) receiver (700MHz to 4GHz) was re-installed at Parkes on 2018 October 22. Commissioning observations were carried out from 27 October to 4 November, to characterise the performance of the system and to test various observing modes. For the current semester (2018OCT), the UWL is offered as a shared risk national facility and has already been used for the pulsar and spectral lines projects. For the next semester (2019APR), the UWL will be officially offered as a national facility, although some modes of operation remain shared risk.


Report provided by Annabelle Young, CSIRO