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8/16/03 - 8/18/03

Final Installation and first light

 


818-001

Alan Dressler installs a slit mask on Monday morning.

 

 


818-003

All optics installed for the f/2 system. The dewar is installed on the back of the camera (left center of image).

 

 


818-005

Bruce Bigelow installing a guide camera the hard way...

 

 


816-024

The f/4 camera shutter in first light position. Both shutters must be installed for the shutter controller to function, but the f/4 camera is not yet installed.

 

 


818-006

Time to install the instrument enclosure panels...

 


818-008

The rear panels are brought up on the equipment lift (left of image).

 

 


818-009

Rear cover and panels installed.

 

 


818-012

Alan Bagish installs the rear, side, and door panels for the electronics racks.

 

 


818-013

Rear view of racks - both are cooled by a single heat exchanger.

 

 


818-015

Installing the center panels.

 

 


818-016

IMACS on the west platform of Baade (Magellan I).

 

 


818-018

Mark Phillips inspects the enclosure panels from the equipment lift..

 

 


818-019

Mark Phillips and Frank Perez.

 

 


818-020

Ready for first light! The bulge on the side of the center panels covers the 8K array when installed on the f/4 camera.

 

 


818-022

One last look at the dewar and f/2 filter changer (both blue). The orange lines are fiber-optic cables for the data lines out of the CCD controller. Yellow hoses are for liquid cooling of the CCD controller electronics (plumbing not yet installed).

 

 


818-023

Dave Osip re-installs a guide camera "in the pit".

 

 


818-024

Bruce Bigelow, Alan Dressler, and Brian Sutin at the control computers. Dave Osip, Mike Gladders, and Gus Oemler look on.

 

 


818-025

Skip Schaller and Bruce Bigelow watch the Shack-Hartmann sensor output.

 

 


818-027

Christoph Birk was present in voice (on the speaker phone) and spirit.

 

 


818-028

Alan starts the first-light exposure.

 

 


818-029

Bruce, Alan, and Brian watch the detectors read out...

 

 


818-030

And a galaxy (NGC 253) appears!

 

 


818-031

IMACS is off and running - 0.55 arcsec images (center) and a 27 arcmin FOV

 



Updated on Monday, September 1, 2003 imacs@obs.carnegiesciene.edu

 

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