2nd APEC III stereo view exchange - Shab Levy

Arecibo Observatory

Stereocard by Shab Levy, April 1992. Arecibo Observatory is the largest radio telescope in the world, located in Arecibo in northern Puerto Rico. The dish antenna is 1,000 feet in diameter and 167 feet deep. It covers an area of some 20 acres. The surface, not visible in this stereograph, is formed by 40,000 perforated aluminum panels. This surface is supported by a network of steel cables. Each panel can be adjusted so that the whole dish-antenna maintains a spherical shape that varies less than 0.12" over the entire 20 acre surface. Rain drains through the perforations, and underneath the giant dish is a mysterious area covered with lush vegetation. Suspended 426 feet above the radio-reflective dish is a 600-ton multi-level platform from which this picture was taken. The platform supports several houses with all the receiving instruments capable of detecting the weakest radio signals from space. Two carriage houses beneath the platform move on a semi-circular track, allowing for directional focusing of the antenna. The entire platform system is suspended from three towers outside the dish, with giant cables securing the system and its components solidly in place. Staff can access this platform by a small cable car or through a protected catwalk suspended high in the air. The experience of visiting this site is really awesome. I took this stereograph with a single Nikon camera, using a shift method from the central platform, while working on a project for the near-by visitor center. I used Kodak 400 print film with commercial printing.

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