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