Saturday, October 11, 2008

SWIFT Installed: the Movie

As promised here is the time-lapse movie of the inaugural installation of the new SWIFT spectrograph. You'll see the adaptive optics (AO) instrument is installed and then some computer racks are installed into the Hale Telescope's Cassegrain cage. SWIFT then comes out onto the observing floor and then it is mated to the AO unit and the telescope.

A 104 mb higher resolution version of this time-lapse movie is available here.

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