Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The last days in the Assembly Hall

Following up on yesterday's post on the Instrument Support Package, the ODI dewar is also getting ready for shipping. The picture below shows the dewar on its shipping crate (yellow), awaiting the final tweaks before the great transport next week. Visibly attached to the dewar  are the large shutter (in black, made by the University of Bonn), and the two golden boxes that contain the Stargrasp CCD controller system (made by University of Hawaii).

Hidden on the left side you can spot an old-fashioned overhead projector. We used this ancient piece of technology to actually illuminate the large focal plate.

ODI Dewar in NOAO's assembly hall.

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