Pulsars and neutron stars/Telescopes involved in pulsar research

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Introduction[edit]

Radio telescopes[edit]

Observatory setup[edit]

In this section we describe the Parkes observatory in detail.

Receivers[edit]

Backend instruments[edit]

Observatory time standard[edit]

The maser system at Parkes does not produce a signal such as a 1 second tick. Instead it produces an accurate 5 MHz waveform. This waveform is read by the clock system (known as the Australia Telescope Distributed Clock, ATDC). The actual day, month and year of that clock are set manually when the clock is started and continually updated with IERSA data.

Calibration[edit]

Arecibo[edit]

Effelsberg[edit]

FAST[edit]

GMRT[edit]

Green Bank[edit]

Jodrell Bank[edit]

Lofar[edit]

Molonglo[edit]

MWA[edit]

Nancay[edit]

Nanshan[edit]

Parkes[edit]

Qitai[edit]

Sardinia[edit]

Westerbork[edit]

X-ray telescopes[edit]

Gamma-ray telescopes[edit]

Optical telescopes[edit]