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15th of August 2017
First light of the Parkes ultra-wide-band receiver
by George Hobbs (CASS)
As part of the ultra-wide-band testing we processed 1 GHz-wide bands using the existing Parkes down-conversion system and the Parkes Digital Filterbank (PDFB4). The photos show the receiver installation (top row), the science commissioning team and the first observations (bottom row). The latter was of the bright pulsar PSR J1644-4559; the "First Light" result was signed by the staff involved in the testing on site at Parkes.

Photo credit: John Sarkissian and Alex Dunning

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