DRAO (F10.7) (Dominion Radio Astronomy Observatory)


Prior to undertaking the full Canadian Galactic Plane Survey project, The University of Calgary Radio Astronomy Laboratory, in collaboration with the Dominion Radio Astronomy Observatory, undertook a pilot project to test the feasibility of the project and to trouble-shoot the observing and data processing methodology. The pilot project consists of observations of 10 overlapping synthesis field in the direction of the W3, W4, W5 and HB3 regions of the second quadrant of the Galaxy.

The DRAO (F10.7) atomic hydrogen observations have a resolution of 1' and fully sample spatial structures down to that limit. In addition to the HI line data, the DRAO (F10.7) synthesis telescope provides simultaneous continuum data at 1420 MHz (both total intensity and polarization) and 408 MHz (total intensity only).


The Solar Radio Monitoring Programme is a joint activity of the National Research Council (NRC) and Canadian Space Agency (CSA). Two radio telescopes (called "Flux Monitors") measure 10.7cm Solar Flux, that is the solar flux density at 10.7cm wavelength. The monitors are located at at the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory.

Principal Investigator(s)

  • Dr. Ken Tapping