Noto Radio Observatory

Noto Radio Observatory
Location Sicily, Italy
Coordinates 36°52′34″N 14°59′21″E / 36.87605°N 14.989031°E / 36.87605; 14.989031Coordinates: 36°52′34″N 14°59′21″E / 36.87605°N 14.989031°E / 36.87605; 14.989031

The Noto VLBI Station is a radio observatory located on Sicily, southern Italy, outside the city of Noto. The facility is operated by the Istituto di Radioastronomia di Bologna.

The antenna is a 32-metre diameter paraboloid fitted with an active surface and receivers for astronomy observations from 1 to 86 GHz. The Noto antenna is used in conjunction with other antennas throughout Europe and the world for VLBI.

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