Monthly Archives: March 2014

2014A Day 4: Backin’ dat ASM up

First, an announcement: this is blog post #200! How long can we keep this up? Today’s big accomplishment was driving the ASM up to the summit. Best question of the day: “Is it still one piece?” — Juan Gallardo, after … Continue reading

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2014A Day 3: And on the third day…

Today I worked with Mauricio and Laird on evacuating the air out of Clio’s cryostat, which involved cleaning the o-ring and then hoping for a good vacuum. Laird did some fixes to the ASM, removing the alignment laser and making … Continue reading

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2014A Day 2: Spring Cleaning

VisAO and the WFS got a much needed spring cleaning today. We also installed some new filters. Jared and Alfio installed a new more powerful Y-stage motor. This motor has to lift the W-unit against gravity, and the old one … Continue reading

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