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Mauritius Radio Telescope

Welcome to MRT Website

The Mauritius Radio Telescope (MRT) is a synthesis radio telescope that is used to make images of the sky at  a frequency of 151.5 MHz (or 2 metre wavelength). The level of detail is sufficient to resolve objects as small as one eighth the diameter of the Sun. It can detect objects that are too faint to be seen by large optical telescopes.

History of MRT

The MRT is a joint project of the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA) , the Raman Research Institute (RRI) , Bangalore, India and the University of Mauritius (UoM), Reduit , Mauritius.