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SKA pathfinder Apertif officially opened in the Netherlands

13 Sep 2018, 11:00 UTC
SKA pathfinder Apertif officially opened in the Netherlands ASTRON

The Apertif high-speed, wide-field radio camera – also known as a Phased Array Feed (PAF) – is an innovative new type of receiver developed by the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON). The upgrade means that 12 of the 14 Westerbork dishes can now map a part of the sky that is 37 times larger than before using a technique called beamforming.

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