"What's it doing in a bloody sheep paddock?"
Open Day at The Dish
The view from the Cafe. I sat at table 2 and had a steak and Guinness pie. The best pies with the best view.
People on the Azimuth Track
Time a new class of pulsar.
Under the 500 ton counter-weight
The Azimuth Track, drive wheel and main bearing. The hydraulic controls operate jacks that can lift the dish off the track to a height of 2mm
Down through the centre.
The cable wrap, which is how the telescope can rotate 450 degrees without twisting the fibre optics.
And it's in a sheep paddock. The small cube building houses a hydrogen maser atomic clock. The small telescope is decommissioned, but was used in early long base-line interferometry experiments that were helped design the 5km long multi -dish array at Narrabri. In the background is the Goobang Range. On the right, sheep paddock.
Control Room. The colourful LCD monitor is the modern telescope motion control console.