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…
Fuses, relays, and contactors in the Keck 2 telescope control system
The Nasmyth Deck tool set in the Keck 2 dome
Bins full of stainless steel machine screws in the supply room
The many cables needed to operate the Keck 2 telescope thread through the azimuth wrap.
Bins of bolts in the Keck supply room
The new telescope control system servers take up much of a rack
Tools and drawing lay on the table in the welding shop
Analog ammeters indicate the motor current
The transformers for the Keck 2 telescope servo drives
Patching in an experimental control system to move the Keck 1 telescope, one step closer to a major upgrade.
A row of circuit breakers in the Keck 2 computer room
Part of the Keck 2 logic board, this PCB assembly controls the various control and safety logic for the Keck 2 telescope.
A bank of relays form the safety interlock system for the telescope.
Looking at the back of a segment with the radial support removed
An assortment of cable pass through the Keck 2 telescope elevation cable wrap
Racks of wire available for use in the Keck summit electronics lab
A handheld radio used at Keck for daily communication.
A sample of the control wiring and circuitry in the Servo Amplifier Assembly
A pile of 3/8″ air hose in the supply room
A section of the whiffle tree that supports each Keck primary segment
Electronics test leads and patch cables hanging from the rack in the Keck summit electronics lab
A dense bit of temporary wiring in the Keck 2 SAA cabinet
A Keck primary mirror segment jacked up out of the array
Spools of wire await use in the electronics shop
A distribution video amplifier built around a THS7324
The facility cooling lines that supply cold water to the K2AO electronics vault.
I/O cards and field wiring in the Keck 2 local controls PLC
A scatter of tools at CSO
Hard hats ready for use just outside the Keck 1 dome
Multiple cables enter the Keck 2 Adaptive Optics bench.
A collection of keys
The control panel for the telescope hydraulic bearing system pumps
A tiny portion of the extensive cabling that connects the various elements of the Keck Interferometer
A tangle of cables for the Keck 2 optical bench subsystem
A set of tools ready for use on the Keck 1 nasmyth deck
A pile of power drills await use on a shelf in the supply room
The usual mess littering a workbench in the Keck summit electronics lab in the midst of a project
An electrician’s tool bag, complete with lockout tag
An electrical engineer, amateur astronomer, and diver, living and working on the island of Hawaiʻi.
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