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Cavendish Astrophysics Group


Cavendish Astrophysics Group

The Cavendish Astrophysics Group (formerly the Radio Astronomy Group) is based at the Cavendish Laboratory at the University of Cambridge. The group operates all of the telescopes at the Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory except for the 32m MERLIN telescope, which is operated by Jodrell Bank.

The group is the second largest of three astronomy departments in the University of Cambridge.


  • Instruments under development by the group 1
  • Instruments in service 2
  • Previous instruments 3
  • Catalogues published by the group 4
  • Famous Group Members 5
  • External links 6

Instruments under development by the group

Instruments in service

Previous instruments

Catalogues published by the group

  • Preliminary survey of the radio stars in the Northern Hemisphere (sometimes called the 1C catalogue) at 81.5-MHz (unreliable at low flux levels)
  • 2C catalogue 81.5-MHz (unreliable at low flux levels)
  • 3C catalogue 159 MHz
  • 4C catalogue 178 MHz
  • 5C catalogue 408 MHz and 1407 MHz
  • 6C catalogue 151 MHz
  • 7C catalogue 151 MHz
  • 8C catalogue 38 MHz
  • 9C catalogue 15 GHz
  • 10C catalogue 14-18 GHz
  • Cambridge Interplanetary Scintillation survey

Famous Group Members

External links

  • Cavendish Astrophysics Group webpage
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