I find astronomical instrumentation quite exciting. Fortunately, I could travel to several telescope facilities over the years due to my work. Here is a list of telescopes that I currently use, have used in the past or that I simply visited.

  • Australia Telescope Compact Array (ATCA): radio interferometer, 6 antennas, 22 metres each, 5 antennas can be repositioned for different array configurations, approximately 6 km maximum baseline, wide range of observing frequencies supported.

  • Effelsberg radio telescope: radio single dish, 100 metres.

  • Upgraded Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (uGMRT): radio interferometer, Y-shaped array with dense core, 30 antennas, 45 metres each, approximately 25 km maximum baseline.

  • Gran Telescopio Canarias (GranTeCan, GTC): optical, 10.4 metre segmented primary mirror.

  • Lovell Telescope: radio single dish, 76.2 metres (250 feet).

  • Major Atmospheric Gamma Imaging Cherenkov (MAGIC) telescopes: very high-energy gamma-rays, ground-based imaging Cherenkov telescopes, two telescopes, segmented mirrors, 17 metres each.

  • MeerKAT telescope array: radio interferometer, 64 antennas, 13.9 metres each, dense core, approximately 8 km maximum baseline.

  • Molonglo Observatory Synthesis Telescope (MOST): radio interferometer, cross-shaped array aligned east-west and north-south, cylindrical reflector, about 1.609 km (1 mile) long east-west and 10 metres wide.

  • Nançay Radio Telescope (NRT): radio, located at the Nançay Radio Observatory (NRO) in central France, Krauss type telescope, 94 metre dish equivalent, L- and S-band receivers.

Nançay Radio Telescope

  • NenuFAR: radio, very low frequency radio telescope (10 - 85 MHz), located at the Nançay Radio Observatory (NRO) in central France, interferometric array of 96 mini-arrays, dense core with a small number of long baselines (few kilometres).

NenuFAR telescope

  • Nordic Optical Telescope (NOT): optical, 2.56 metre primary mirror.

  • Parkes Murriyang radio telescope: radio single dish, 64 metres.