High Noise Degrade Experiment
(December 21st, 2014)
This video demonstrates the dramatic noise increase as the Sun, Moon and Sagittarius A, which are all almost perfectly aligned, approach and pass in front of the main antenna lobe. This experiment was purposely conducted during a period of extremely high Sky Noise (3018K) and very high EME "DEGRADE" conditions (-11.2 dB)...








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