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Work starts on Onsala's LOFAR station

Submitter: Robert Cumming
Description: Work has started on the new LOFAR station at Onsala Space Observatory, 45 km south of Göteborg on Sweden's west coast.

This aerial photograph shows the Onsala LOFAR station site at the lower right. Behind, the white radome of the observatory's 20-metre telescope and the dish of the 25-meter telescope by the Kattegat shore.

The two circular areas where the LOFAR station's high-band (snow-covered) and low-band antennas will be placed are already flattened. The cold weather has delayed the next stage in the work, deploying the fibre cables, but the Onsala station should still be fully operational by mid-2011.
Onsala is LOFAR’s northernmost station and will help give the array a close to circular beam. It will also contribute some of the array's longest baselines.
Copyright: Onsala Space Observatory/Västkustflyg
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