Monthly Archives: December 2013

Maintenance Visit Day 5: All Packed Up

That was quick. The NAS is all packed up, powered-off, dust covers on, etc. In case you were worried, I poked my head into the clean room and the shell is in one piece. This guy was walking along with … Continue reading

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Maintenance Visit Day 4: the wild ones

After yesterday’s excitement with the motor changeout, today was a boring old software day. VisAO now has a fully realtime operating system, which should make our telemetry more reliable. I also have overscan working on the CCD47, or at least … Continue reading

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Maintenance Visit Day 3: Watts More Needed

Today Povilas and I changed our recalcitrant Y-stage motor, which is responsible for moving the W-Unit (pyramid and VisAO) in the (usually) up direction. This means it fights gravity for most of its miserable existence, and, well, was giving up. … Continue reading

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