VSA


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VSA

Abbrev. for Very Small Array. A close-packed array of 14 small horn-reflector antennas, mounted on a tip-table and operating at frequencies between 26 and 36 GHz. The VSA is designed to make images of the cosmic background radiation on angular scales of about one degree, and is located at the Teide Observatory in Tenerife. The project is a collaboration between MRAO, Jodrell Bank, and the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Tenerife).