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Murchison Widefield Array

(low frequency radio telescope)

The Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) is a radio telescope operating at 80-300 MHz, aimed at detecting the hydrogen 21-cm line redshifted from the epoch of reionization (much like LOFAR). It was completed in 2012 in Western Australia and has a collecting area of 512 square meters in 128 antennas (in the first phase, MWA-128). It is at the Murchison Radio Astronomy Observatory (MRO) north of Perth.

Further reading:
999mm300MHz1.3μeVbeginMurchison Widefield Array
3.8m80MHz331neVendMurchison Widefield Array

Referenced by pages:
Low-frequency Array (LOFAR)
phased array
21-cm experiment