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21st of June 2016
Murchison Widefield Array - science with robot spiders
by Randall Wayth (Curtin University)
The Murchison Widefield Array's 72 new antenna tiles have been deployed and are ready for commissioning in July. For the second half of 2016, the MWA will be reconfigured to use the 72 new tiles plus 54 of the existing antennas in a compact configuration which is optimised for Epoch of Reionisation (EoR) science. Details of the array configuration can be found in the MWA 2016-B call for proposals. The photo above shows some of the new "hex configuration" tiles with the CAASTRO BIGHORNS antenna cone in the background.

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Photo Credit: Greg Robotham (ICRAR)

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