The History of Early Low Frequency Radio Astronomy in Australia. 10: Shain, Gardner, and Jovian Observations Made at Fleurs and Potts Hill Field Stations in Sydney During 1955–1956

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Orchiston, Wayne, George, Martin, Wendt, Harry and Wielebinski, Richard. 2021. "The History of Early Low Frequency Radio Astronomy in Australia. 10: Shain, Gardner, and Jovian Observations Made at Fleurs and Potts Hill Field Stations in Sydney During 1955–1956." Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage. 24 (1), pp. 141-158.
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The History of Early Low Frequency Radio Astronomy in Australia. 10: Shain, Gardner, and Jovian Observations Made at Fleurs and Potts Hill Field Stations in Sydney During 1955–1956

ERA Journal ID30599
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsOrchiston, Wayne (Author), George, Martin (Author), Wendt, Harry (Author) and Wielebinski, Richard (Author)
Journal TitleJournal of Astronomical History and Heritage
Journal Citation24 (1), pp. 141-158
Number of Pages18
Year2021
Place of PublicationThailand
ISSN1440-2807
Web Address (URL)https://www.rtu.edu.ph/card/volume-24/
Abstract

In 1955–1956, soon after the announcement by Burke and Franklin of the existence of decametric bursts from Jupiter and Shain’s report on pre-discovery observations carried out in Australia in 1950–1951, Alex Shain and Frank Gardner carried out observations of this emission at 19.6 MHz from the CSIRO’s Division of Radiophysics Fleurs and Potts Hill field stations in Sydney. Some Fleurs observations also were conducted at 14 and 27 MHz. This paper1 reports on these observations, made prior to Shain’s untimely death in 1960.

Keywordslow frequency radio astronomy, Jupiter, Fleurs, Potts Hill, Shain, Gardner
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020510199. Astronomical sciences not elsewhere classified
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Byline AffiliationsCentre for Astrophysics
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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