Here we discuss the dome construction and equatorial mount including things like vibration isolation and temperature considerations.
Here we discuss the dome and slit and how they are controlled.
Here we discuss the details of the primary mirror including size, type.
Here we discuss the details of the secondary mirror including size, type, purpose and fine positioning with hexapod.
As seen below copper tubing is fed underneath the primary mirror and also around the field stop. The system is based on a Neslab re-circulating chiller, model M-33, with a 1.3 gal/min pump. It is capable of absorbing the ~200 watts at prime focus.
Cooling underneath the primary
Cooling around the field stop
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Here the details concerning the polarimeter are discussed.
Here we discuss the fiber configuration and details.
Here we discuss the signal analysis via the focusing lenses, spectrograph, polarimeter, dewar and NICMOS Array Camera.