This is a re-post of one of my posts in the middle of a thread that essentially created this category:
I think this could be an off-shoot of the SatNOGS project. I’ve recently talked to several people that are interested in #RadioAstronomy. The Open-Source rotator could most certainly be used to move a set of loop yagis (or parabolic dish?) at various objects in the sky for the Hydrogen Line (and Doppler Shifted down). The database could contain predictions for objects in our solar system and rather than LEO satellites. Eg. the Sun, the Moon and Jupiter. Various parts of the Milky Way might be interesting to track. How about tracking meteors, using known radar sources and crowd-sourcing receiving the return signal?
There’s a wealth of information in this document:
Notes on Amateur Radio Astronomy for Beginners - rtl-sdr.com
RTL-SDR.com reader Jean Marie Polard (F5VLB) recently wrote in to let us know about a useful document that he has put together which covers beginners amateur radio astronomy. The document includes various introductions to the types of…
There is no reason the Sun could not be one of the first objects to be tracked by a project like this. A disturbed sun has a lot of emissions between 30 and 3 GHz. The earth is the sun’s natural satellite. Yet, due to the earth’s rotation, the sun appears as if it has an orbit around the earth once a day.
Sun at 210 MHz:
11.4.1 Meter-Wave Range (25 - 500 MHz)
11.4.2 Decimeter-Wave Range (500 - 2000 MHz).