Daily Archives: November 14, 2012

The MagAO project’s first on-sky results!

The MagAO project put together an instrument on a shoestring budget from borrowed parts, to observe one of Nature’s most beautiful spectacles: The solar eclipse! We built a pinhole camera using an obsolete cable bulkhead, an authentic piece of MagAO … Continue reading

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MagAO Commissioning Day 1: Left-Handed Vulture Droppings

We had an exciting day on the MagAO project here at Las Campanas Observatory.  There were bugs, birds, left-handed translations, a handoff, some solidified N2, and the sun got a little fainter too. Today was the crew changeover.  See Katies’s … Continue reading

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