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Message 1782992 - Posted: 27 Apr 2016, 18:57:26 UTC

I am sorry if this has been answered elsewhere on the forums but what stops us from having another source of data from other telescopes? There are several in the world that collect data, that we could perhaps piggyback on.
Such as:
KAT-7 - 1200 - 1950 Mhz
MeerKAT - 580 - 1015 Mhz, 1000 - 1750 Mhz
GMRT(Giant Meterwave radio telescope) - 50 - 1500 Mhz
Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder(ASKAP) - 700 - 1800 Mhz
Australia Telescope Compact Array(ATCA) - 1400 Mhz
Mount Pleasant Radio Observatory - 660 - 22000 Mhz
Effelsberg 100-m Radio Telescope - 408 - 86000 Mhz
Allen Telescope Array - 500 - 11200 Mhz
This list is just a small picking that is listed on Wikipedia and 20 minutes of time.
And when the Square Kilometer array is built will we get data from that site as well?
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Message 1782998 - Posted: 27 Apr 2016, 19:10:27 UTC - in response to Message 1782992.  
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Parkes in Australia is giving data to Einstein@home, and I am crunching its data in GPU tasks.
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Message 1783013 - Posted: 27 Apr 2016, 21:29:06 UTC

A radio telescope is not free to operate.
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Message 1783014 - Posted: 27 Apr 2016, 21:30:33 UTC

somewhat related... are seti telescopes able to detect the motion of spacecraft? i.e. do the telescopes "know" that spacex recently sent a rocket to space?

us ur-quan have been able to mask our communications to pass as typical space noise just in case the kohr-ah or utwig are spying on us (they always are)
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Message 1783020 - Posted: 27 Apr 2016, 21:44:11 UTC

Yes and no....
Years ago the Lovell telescope at Jodrell Bank was used to track satellites - it is one of the most agile large radio dishes in the World. Other dishes are equipped with transmitters so can act as radar, but in the main these days most satellite communication and tracking uses the network of dedicated ground stations, which are designed for the purpose rather than staring for hours (days) into the further reaches of space.
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Message 1783022 - Posted: 27 Apr 2016, 21:56:33 UTC - in response to Message 1783014.  

somewhat related... are seti telescopes able to detect the motion of spacecraft? i.e. do the telescopes "know" that spacex recently sent a rocket to space?
Motion, no, earthlings have no motion sensor tech. Listen to radio transmitters on spacecraft, yes. Track, some maybe. Spacecraft move across the sky and not all radio telescopes can turn as fast as a spacecraft moves across the sky.
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Message 1783028 - Posted: 27 Apr 2016, 22:41:53 UTC - in response to Message 1783013.  

A radio telescope is not free to operate.
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Ok so its more of SETI funding rather than technical issues that are preventing us from using some(most) telescopes
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Message 1783261 - Posted: 28 Apr 2016, 16:38:26 UTC - in response to Message 1783028.  

Not every radioastronomer in the world is interested in SETI. This apart from funding problems in SETI@home.
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Message 1783271 - Posted: 28 Apr 2016, 17:27:30 UTC

...and quite a few of the smaller telescopes just haven't got the resolution required for anything other than a general sky-scan.
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