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    Default Mullard Observatory - February 2016


    Fancied this after seeing it knocking about a bit over the past few months. We had a list of other things to see and recce in the area, so me and Pb popped up for a look.

    The site itself is build on an old ordnance storage site, which explains the buried enclosures in places and is dotted with a number of aperture synthesis radio telescopes. Radio is used because it is the better means of detecting phenomena in the universe. Some telescopes are still in use and others are now defunct.

    One of the first things we saw when we got on site was this big ass Merlin telescope. It was covered in cameras, so we kept our distance.


    Some of the one mile telescopes.


    Locomotive for moving the one mile telescopes along the track.


    The 4C telescope.


    Looking through one of the windows of the buildings at the various consoles, etc. Very cool stuff!


    Group shot.


    On the whole it was a very pleasant explore. Got to love the countryside in these ends :) Cheers to Pb for coming along and sharing the driving and cheers to those that gave us tips on getting in to the various places we hit that day :)

    Thanks for looking.

    Guntish Gent

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    Nice set mate, was a proper chilled explore, liked it. I will have to post what I got when I get home.

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    Looks great!

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    Amazing antenna array.Superb images SJ.

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    Great photos SlimJim :)

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    Great set slim jim..these are great ain't they..lovely at sunset.
    I like to go where others fear to tread.

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    excellent photos pal - thanks for sharing

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    Looks a great place.
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    Just had a flick through some of my shots, a few o.k ones but id like to hit this at sunset as mikeymutt suggested.







    Observatory









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