Picture of the Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire.
On a sunny it's hard not to take a pretty good picture of the telescope and surrounding wide open Cheshire plains.
I parked up and TOAL from from a grassy area next to the road at ////roving.cascaded.warrior
Debated whether to share this in case drones interfere with the telescope. Dont know if correct but Wikipedia suggests they use wavelengths down to 5Ghz so set my controller to 2.4Ghz only to minimise any interference and kept to around 250m distance.
The originator declared that this location was not inside a Flight Restriction Zone at the time of being flown on 31/08/2022. It remains the responsibility of any pilot to check for any changes before flying at the same location.
The frequencies are “whatever’s best for our survey”, but the bands drones use were agreed internationally to limit the impact on radio astronomy amongst other things
I tend to go for “well done, someone’s spent three years trying to get a picture of a sunspot on Sirius and you’ve just gone and turned it into a cock and balls with your useless toy”, but at the end of the day interference on the WiFi bands is well known and easy to filter for, and if they really had a problem with it they could get a no fly zone setup, or push for a national radio quiet zone like the US have at green bank
I’d actually originally seen the location on dronescene and that’s what made me decide to go (after I’d researched if it was legal to fly there and thought it was)
Then I received this post from someone on Facebook who after I spotted he was A2 CofC it made me panic a bit, after all like I said I’m a new / returning pilot………got to be honest, I felt a bit sick initially.