archive: SETI Re: Fake picture of antenna

SETI Re: Fake picture of antenna

Lofthouse ( )
Sat, 31 Oct 1998 23:29:24 -0500

At 05:35 PM 10/31/98 -0800, you wrote:
>You'll notice at this web page they don't give the
>location of the antenna, and that the antenna pictured
>is very fuzzy, as if out-of-focus. My guess is that
>it's a fake.

The image at
is being displayed in the browser at a larger size than
the original image, thus making it fuzzy.

The web site of the Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie
has the original image on their web site:

The site says:

The Effelsberg 100-meter Radio Telescope (big color photo) is the
World's largest fully steerable instrument of it's kind. This
extreme-precision instrument is used exclusively for research in
radio astronomy, both as a stand-alone instrument and regularly for
global Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) experiments.

Location: The telescope is located near Effelsberg, 40 km
southwest of Bonn, Germany. The precise location is: Longitude 6d
53' 0.3" East and Latitude 50d 31' 30" North; the Altitude (track
level) is 366m.