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All-sky Movie Recorded by a Single LOFAR Station

posted Jun 13, 2014, 8:50 AM by I LOFAR   [ updated Jun 13, 2014, 8:51 AM ]

During the weekend of 30th of may - 1st of June, the Solar Physics group in Trinity College conducted LOFAR Observations using a single LOFAR international station located in Chibolton, United Kingdom.

The Sun was fairly quiet at the time with only a couple of Type III radio bursts observed, but the observations also offered the possibility to make full sky maps during the course of an entire day. The movie below shows the evolution of celestial objects in the sky during the course of a day as observed by a single international LOFAR station. 

The aim is to build an international LOFAR station in Ireland and perform more of these observations in the future directly from the midlands.