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Low Frequency precursor to the Square Kilometre Array, the MWA has been operating since 2013.
Tile 107, or “the Outlier” as it is known, is one of 128 original tiles of this SKA precursor instrument located 1.5km from the core of the telescope. Lighting the tile and the ancient landscape is the Moon.
A ‘radio colour’ view of the Milky Way and beyond. The dots are not stars, they’re galaxies, with approximately 50,000 ‘radio galaxies’ present in this image. Red indicates the lowest frequencies, green the middle frequencies and blue the highest frequencies. Approximately 300,000 radio galaxies were observed as part of the GLEAM survey. Credit: Radio image by Dr Natasha Hurley-Walker (ICRAR/Curtin) and the GLEAM Team. MWA tile and landscape by Dr John Goldsmith / Celestial Visions.
Evening panorama view of the MWA’s East Hex, after deployment. Credit: Kimberly Steele
Wide view of the MWA core region. Credit: Curtin University.
View of the core, with tile and beamformer in foreground. Credit: DragonflyMedia, 2012
MWA Dipole antenna. Credit: Dr Natasha Hurley-Walker
Antennas of the Murchison Widefield Array in the Murchison Radio astronomy Observatory (MRO). Credit: Dr Natasha Hurley-Walker, ICRAR
Square Kilometre Array
Currently in the final design phase, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) will be the world’s largest telescope when complete. To be constructed in Western Australia and southern Africa, the SKA will have two antenna designs. Shown in this gallery is the current design for the low frequency antennas, to be constructed in Australia.
Artist’s impression of the Australian part of the Square Kilometre Array radio telescope. Credit: Australia SKA Office
Artist impression of SKA1 LOW in Australia. Credit: SKAO.
Artist’s impression of the low frequency portion of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA-low) which will be constructed in Australia. In the latter part of this decade, 250,000 of these person-height antennas will be built in Western Australia and observe the Universe at radio wavelengths. Image Credit: Swinburne Astronomy Productions/ICRAR/U. Cambridge/ASTRON.
Aperture Array Verification System 1 (AAVS1)
An extension to the MWA, the AAVS1 is a testbed for antenna designs for the Low Frequency SKA (SKA-Low).
A SKA Log-periodic Antenna (or SKALA)—part of the Aperture Array Verification System Test Platform, on the path to SKA-low.
Installing a tile for the AAVS (Aperture Array Verification System) Test Platform.
A tile for the AAVS (Aperture Array Verification System) Test Platform.