Segments!! A Keck primary mirror segment jacked up out of the array On November 24, 2015, Keck Observatory first observed the heavens above Maunakea, shooting Hawaii into the forefront of scientific research. Credit: W. M. Keck Observatory Spare mirror segments in the mirror barn awaiting their turn in the primary mirror The first refurbished Keck mirror segment after delivery to the summit A Keck primary mirror segment awaits stripping and re-coating in the mirror shop John Baldwin and Mike Aina guiding a freshly re-aluminized Keck primary mirror segment into place during segment exchange Mike Aina guiding a primary mirror segment into place during segment exhange Justin Pitts securing a primary mirror segment in place during segment exchange George cleaning a Keck mirror segment in preparation for stripping and re-coating A Keck mirror segment stripped and awaiting a fresh aluminum coating The team moving a mirror segment from the telescope to the coating facility The segment exchange team preparing to move a segment out of Keck 1 to the coating facility The segment jack lifting a Keck primary mirror segment during segment exchange the warping computer set up in the subcell The old and new warping fixtures being tested side-by-side in on a spare segment Related Posts Securing the Segment Cleaning a Mirror Warp3 Segment Storage Share this:TweetWhatsAppEmail Author: Andrew An electrical engineer, amateur astronomer, and diver, living and working on the island of Hawaiʻi. View all posts by Andrew
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Speaking as a technophile: I thank you! This was a nice “hit”.