n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - HartRAO 26m telescope problem : news notes

Volume 68, Issue 1_2
  • ISSN : 0024-8266



On 3 October 2008 the 26m HartRAO antenna at Hartebeesthoek suffered a failure of its major bearing at the southern end of the main polar drive shaft. Fortunately, the antenna was pointing near the zenith at the time and could be driven slowly to the (zenith) safe stow position, where it has remained. No other structural damage occurred.

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