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