Time-lapse of Parkes radio telescope, Australia

Time-lapse of Parkes radio telescope, Australia

R160/0283 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 53.2MB

Downloadable file size: 3.4MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: DAVID NUNUK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Parkes radio telescope. Time-lapse view of Parkes radio telescope at night in New South Wales, Australia. The rotating dish is 64 metres (210 feet) in diameter and divided into three sections. It has a solid steel plate from its centre to a diameter of 17 metres, a perforated aluminium plate to a diameter of 42 metres, and the rest is a mesh of galvanised steel. The weight of the dish is 300 tonnes. This radio dish is used to observe wavelengths from 5mm to 2cm. Radio astronomy has improved our understanding of the evolution of stars and galaxies. Parkes was completed in 1961, and in 1998 is run as part of the Australia Telescope National Facility.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: astronomy, astrophysics, csiro radio telescope (parkes), observatory, parkes, parkes radio telescope, radio, radio telescope, telescope

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.