A reflector telescope is the lightest design available. A refractor telescope is the heaviest option; we recommend this type for people who don’t plan to move their telescope very much. Compound telescopes are typically the bulkiest of the three designs. Keep this in mind if you plan to transport your telescope frequently. Congratulations on completing your radio telescope. To monitor the Sun set the receiver gain to the 12 o’clock position and tune the receiver to a quiet frequency between stations. Figure 10 depicts three weak to moderate solar bursts. Each burst typically lasts less than a minute and often has a rapid onset and then a slow decay in intensity.
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