|A collaboration between CSIRO
Astronomy and Space Science (CASS) and the
Max Planck Institute für
Radioastronomie (MPIfR) has resulted in one
of the Phased-Array Feeds (PAF) designed for ASKAP being placed in the focus
cabin of CSIRO's 64-m Parkes
telescope. It will remain at Parkes over the next few months before being
installed on the 100-m
Effelsberg telescope in Germany.
The three pictures above show (from left to right): MPIfR Director Michael
Kramer with the PAF in the focus cabin of the telescope; the stairs to
the focus cabin which sits 24m above the dish surface; Michael Kramer
and Brett Preisig (CASS Engineer) on top of the focus cabin.