Tenth Cambridge survey

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Tenth Cambridge survey
Alternative names 10C
Survey type astronomical survey Blue pencil.svg
Organization Cavendish Astrophysics Group Blue pencil.svg
Observations Arcminute Microkelvin Imager Blue pencil.svg
Frequency 15.7 gigahertz Blue pencil.svg
Website www.mrao.cam.ac.uk/facilities/surveys/10c/

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The Cavendish Astrophysics Group is based at the Cavendish Laboratory at the University of Cambridge. The group operates all of the telescopes at the Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory except for the 32m MERLIN telescope, which is operated by Jodrell Bank.

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