Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Project 1640: installed

You may remember my New Instrument. New Planets? post from late June. Well, the time has finally come for Project 1640 to get installed on the 200-inch Hale Telescope.

Below is a shot from earlier today as the new instrument was brought into the Hale's Cassegrain cage and attached to the adaptive optics unit.

All seemed to go well and the unit is safely in place.

With any luck in a day or two I'll have a time-lapse movie for everyone to view of the installation.

Tonight begins the first of three engineering nights - that's time to make sure the instrument works and to prepare for future science operations.

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