Proc. IAU volume 13, issue S336, P445-446 2017 DOI: 10.1017/s1743921317011346 View full text
Ivar Shmeld, Artis Aberfelds, Kārlis Bērziņš, Vladislavs Bezrukovs, Mārcis Bleiders, Artūrs Orbidans

Abstract: AbstractVentspils International Radio Astronomy Centre (VIRAC) has two fully steerable Cassegrean System 32 and 16 m radio telescopes. After renovation and modernization program the Galactic masers, particularly CH3OH research and monitoring program became one of the most important realized on these telescopes. Both telescopes are equipped with broadband cryogenic receivers covering 4.5-8.8 GHz frequency band. Digital backend consisting from DBBC-2 (Digital Base Band Convertor developed by HAT-LAB, Italy) and …

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