Often you just need to take note of the small scenes that make up daily life. Over the years I have made an effort to photograph these scenes, there is so much richness in our everyday existence that too many do not notice…
A pile of power drills await use on a shelf in the supply room
A bank of relays form the safety interlock system for the telescope.
Tools and drawing lay on the table in the welding shop
A pile of 3/8″ air hose in the supply room
An electrician’s tool bag, complete with lockout tag
Part of the Keck 2 logic board, this PCB assembly controls the various control and safety logic for the Keck 2 telescope.
The control panel for the telescope hydraulic bearing system pumps
A dense bit of temporary wiring in the Keck 2 SAA cabinet
Analog ammeters indicate the motor current
A tangle of cables for the Keck 2 optical bench subsystem
The Nasmyth Deck tool set in the Keck 2 dome
A section of the whiffle tree that supports each Keck primary segment
A set of tools ready for use on the Keck 1 nasmyth deck
Spools of wire await use in the electronics shop
A row of circuit breakers in the Keck 2 computer room
The many cables needed to operate the Keck 2 telescope thread through the azimuth wrap.
A collection of keys
Patching in an experimental control system to move the Keck 1 telescope, one step closer to a major upgrade.
The transformers for the Keck 2 telescope servo drives
A sample of the control wiring and circuitry in the Servo Amplifier Assembly
An assortment of cable pass through the Keck 2 telescope elevation cable wrap
A tiny portion of the extensive cabling that connects the various elements of the Keck Interferometer
Multiple cables enter the Keck 2 Adaptive Optics bench.
The usual mess littering a workbench in the Keck summit electronics lab in the midst of a project
Hard hats ready for use just outside the Keck 1 dome
A scatter of tools at CSO
A distribution video amplifier built around a THS7324
Racks of wire available for use in the Keck summit electronics lab
I/O cards and field wiring in the Keck 2 local controls PLC
A handheld radio used at Keck for daily communication.
Electronics test leads and patch cables hanging from the rack in the Keck summit electronics lab
A Keck primary mirror segment jacked up out of the array
Looking at the back of a segment with the radial support removed
Fuses, relays, and contactors in the Keck 2 telescope control system
Bins of bolts in the Keck supply room
The new telescope control system servers take up much of a rack
Bins full of stainless steel machine screws in the supply room
The facility cooling lines that supply cold water to the K2AO electronics vault.