Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Aluminizing Update # 7

I haven't had time for updates lately, but this will catch everyone up.

Late Sunday afternoon the new layer of aluminum was deposited on the mirror. Monday morning atmosphere was slowly re-admitted to the tank and the mirror was examined late Monday morning. All looks very good. The mirror is being returned to the telescope as I type this.

Many photos to follow later in the week.

1 comment:

Marysia said...

Scott, thanks for these reports and for this whole blog.

I spent part of my childhood in SoCal back in the 60s and fondly remember "the 200 inch mirror" as the hero of its own epic. Was glad to see the PBS program.