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Jodrell Bank Internet Observatory (JBiO) - Observing Manual

The Jodrell Bank Internet Observatory (JBiO) is a web interface to Jodrell Bank Observatory's 7-m radio telescope. The telescope can be used by registered users to observe celestial objects in real-time over the Internet. The telescope is fitted with a 21cm spectral line receiver with which it detects the emission from neutral hydrogen (HI) gas in the cosmos. This radio emission can be used to study the structure of the Milky Way galaxy or the dynamics of other distant galaxies. There are several observing exercises available. Distance Learners or Undergraduates will find those listed under Generic Materials most appropriate. Educators accessing the telescope via the RadioNet/ EU-HOU collaboration will find the relevant exercises under RadioNet/ EU-HOU Materials. The seperate exercises here are in English. Versions in other languages are attached to the relevant Observing Manual.

Generic Materials

  • Exercise 1 (English, PDF, 23 KB): Beam Pattern of a Radio Telescope
  • Exercise 2 (English, PDF, 94 KB): The Disc of the Milky Way Galaxy

RadioNet/EU-HOU Materials

  • Exercise 1 (English, PDF, 43 KB): Beam Pattern of a Radio Telescope, specific to RadioNet/ EU-HOU
  • Exercise 2 (English, PDF, 102 KB): HI Emission from the Disc of the Milky Way Galaxy, specific to RadioNet/ EU-HOU