Radio_astronomy_Answer_sheet_01-11-10 - Your Name Date...

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Your Name___________________________________ Date_______________________ Partner’s Names_______________________________ Section_____________________ ____________________________________________ Radio Astronomy of Pulsars Answer Sheet Part I: Open the Hot List and chose pulsar 0628-28 to study first. After the telescope has acquired the object write down the right ascension and declination where you found it. R.A._____________________________ Dec._____________________________ Use the radio receiver to look at the pulsar signal and adjust to get something that fits easily on the screen and shows the signal well. Write down the settings for the receiver. Frequency _______________ Vertical gain setting________ Horizontal Sec____________ Measure the arrival time for two adjacent pulses. What is the period of the pulsar? How did you figure this out? One good way to improve accuracy in this kind of measurement is to time many cycles, then divide by the number of cycles in the time interval to find the period. If you adjust the horizontal
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2011 for the course ASTR 114 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at George Mason.

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