LMRO Solar Observatory

We plan to run a Solar Radio Telescope running at or around 10.7cm or 2.803GHz.

We want the telescope to track the Sun from rise to set and in addition to the Telescope we will place a Solar Camera on the same Antenna focused on the Sun using special filters. Having a video image together with the Solar Flux Receiver should prove interesting. Although this will be Weather dependent, a cloudy day wont present much of an image!

Radio emission from the sun at a Wavelength of 10.7 centimeters usually called "the 10 cm flux" is often found to correlate well with the sunspot number. Sunspot number is defined from counts of the number of individual sunspots as well as the number of sunspot groups. On the other hand, the radio flux at 10.7 centimeters is measured relatively easily and quickly and has replaced the sunspot number as an index of solar activity.

The 10 cm flux can be used as a daily index or averaged over longer periods to trace out trends in solar activity. Typically the 10 cm flux is averaged over a month or a year although sometimes a 90 day average is made.

A Regular Weekly Report is written up titled a Preliminary Report and Forecast of Solar Geophysical Data for a summary of Solar events over the last week.

Information from the Solar Flux Rx will be displayed here.

SOHO Solar Dynamics Observatory
STEREO 3D Obsevatory
NOAA Space Weather Prediction Service
Automated Radio Burst Identification System
Solar Activity Plot (IPS)

Courtesy of IPS Radio and Space Services

Solar Radiation over the South Pole
Solar Burst Classification

Culgoora Observatory

Learmonth Observatory - Spectrograph Type II Tool