ChJAA Vol 4, No 4 (2004) / Zuo

Upgrade Procedure for the Delingha 13.7-m Telescope

Ying-Xi Zuo, Ji Yang, Sheng-Cai Shi, Shan-Huai Chen, Li-Ben Pei, Qi-Jun Yao, Jin-Jiang Sun, Zhen-Hui Lin


The 13.7-m millimeter-wave radio telescope of Purple Mountain Observatory operates at 3200-m above the sea level near Delingha, Qinghai Province, China. Equipped with a superconducting SIS receiver, the telescope is used in the millimeter-wave band ranging from 85 to 115 GHz. An upgrade procedure is reported here which includes a superconducting SIS receiver, a new phase-locked local oscillator, a dedicated multi-line backend system, and a new control system based on industrial computer with PCI bus. With the dedicated multi-line backend system, the CO and isotopic lines around 110 GHz are obtained simultaneously. In recent years, scientific activities with this telescope have been focused on studies of Galactic molecular clouds and star formation regions, including surveys of molecular lines from IRAS sources and large-scale map of molecular clouds. Other programs include studies of the circumstellar envelope of late-type stars and interaction of Galactic supernova remnants with dense molecular gas.


telescopes: radio telescope --- millimeter wavelength astronomy --- instrument

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