ARCAS & HSRS spectrographs
ARCAS is a digital spectrometer based on a Software Defined Radio receiver configured to scan the band 45 - 450 MHz. It has been set up on October 27 2016, in parallel to the Callisto receiver already in operation. Both instruments share the same receiving antenna via a splitter.
HSRS is a digital spectrometer based on a Software Defined Radio receiver configured to scan the band 275 - 1495 MHz. It has been set up in late July 2015. HSRS is connected to a broad-band antenna located at the focal point of the 6-m dish.
Daily quicklook overview combining ARCAS, HSRS and SXR light curves from GOES are available on this website. The very last 2 hours observations from ARCAS and HSRS and selected light curves from HSRS are also available. FITS files can be requested by email to the contact person.
|Frequency band||45 - 450 MHz||275 - 1495 MHz|
|Frequency resolution||98 kHz||98 kHz|
|Time resolution||~ 84 ms||~ 250 ms|
|Number of frequencies||~ 4.2 k||~ 12.5 k|
Use of the data
The ARCAS and HSRS data have a DOI.
If you make use of these data for a publication please cite as:
- for ARCAS
Marqué, C.; Martinez Picar, A.; Gunessee, A.; Magdalenić, J. (2016): ARCAS. Royal Observatory of Belgium. doi: 10.24414/hezf-4p03
- for HSRS
Marqué, C.; Martinez Picar, A.; Gunessee, A.; Magdalenić, J. (2015): HSRS. Royal Observatory of Belgium. doi: 10.24414/wbad-kq04