Astropeiler Stockert - Wolfgang Herrmann

The group at Astropeiler Stockert has succeeded at detecting over 110 pulsars as of March 2017 making this the most successful amateur observatory in terms of the number of pulsars detected.

Further information about the Astropeiler Stockert facility can be found via the links at the end of this page.


The 25 metre antenna used at Astropeiler Stockert to observe pulsars at 21cm.

One can only dream....

Other Details

I asked Wolfgang a number of questions (circa 2015) about the width and depth of the pulsars detected and he kindly provided the answers as below...

How many pulsars in total is that now ? 88 up to now

What is the weakest pulsar you have detected ? B2044+1515, 1.7 mJansky @ 1400 MHz

Wolfgang qualifies the term "weakest": The "weakest" pulsar in terms of average flux may not necessarily be the one with the weakest signal. Signal to noise also depends on the duty cycle (sharp narrow pulses give better SNR than wide pulses). Also the state of the scintillation will influence the measurement result.

What are the fastest and slowest 'spinners' you have detected ?  Fastest: B1937+21, 1.5 msec ; Slowest: B0525+21, 3.7 sec

Wolfgang added these comments: You may also be interested in - Lowest dispersion: B0950+08, DM=2.96 ; Highest dispersion B1815-14, DM=622

Wolfgang notes: Two binary pulsars have been detected.

Astropeiler Links

The Astropeiler Stockert Group has a comprehensive website (in German) here. Use Google Translate to view.

Some English reports on various activities can be found here.  Those for 2016/2017 are in English.

Of particular relevance to this site is the 7th report on pulsar observations (English)...

Part 7: Pulsar Observations

See also a report on giant pulse observations detailed in this PDF (433 kB).

Further details about operations can be found here in this English Version PDF.

Photos from around the site can be found here.